Pairing on the Pond

It was pretty exciting to check in on the Great Blue Heron Nest web cam tonight.  The returning male Heron was joined by a female this evening at the nest on Sapsucker Woods Pond.  Since the Great Blue Heron don’t mate for life, I am guessing this may not be the same female from last year.  In any event I did witness what appeared to be some courtship rituals.  Information on these breeding behaviors can be found at the website for The Pacific Wildlife Foundation.  The following gallery of screen shots that I was able to capture are completely the result of the camera operators at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Without the work of these dedicated people, I would not have had the opportunity to record this pairing on the pond.

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About circuitousjourney

Retired Art Teacher
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