Great Blue Herons (GBHs) make their nests high up in the branches of dead trees.
Stretching and screaming
Living quarters are crowded...
Four herons in one nest
very, VERY crowded. And sometimes the neighbours live incredibly close, the walls so thin you can hear everything they say and do.
Ready to fly
the coop from the nest
Sometimes it's a pleasure to leave the nest to get food. Or maybe she was flapping her wings to fan herself. It was a HOT day.
Yes these photos have been cropped severely as herons nest very high up in tall trees. To make photographing these guys even harder, there's a marsh all around these trees.
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