Tuesday, December 26, 2017

December 24, 2017 . Great Blue Heron - nest building 102 and love making 101

I don't get it -   how they weave twigs together to make a cohesive nest with no holes in the bottom for eggs to fall through.  How is this "instinct" programmed?

The colony of Great Blue Herons in the top of this pine tree

Incoming twig

A large incoming twig

Passing the twig to the female

The next door neighbor watching

Another incoming twig

From time to time there is a breat in nest building - more "kissing" -  bill touching and holding

Perhaps mounting the female for copulation

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