Great Blue Herons Nesting

I visited Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach Florida back in March. It is a wonderful wildlife sanctuary. If I had any complaint about my time visiting it would be that the location gets very crowded and its difficult to lug around big glass and a tripod. Some of the locals use the boardwalk for their morning walks which adds to the crowds and the vibration on the deck. Not ideal for sharp images.

Great Blue Heron Profile

One of the species that really seems to thrive there are the Anhingas and Great Blue Herons.

Great Blue Heron Pair Building Nest

When I look at the image above, I almost think these 2 birds are human. Their gesture shows care for one another. It also shows cooperation as they build a home together (my wife would like more cooperation with the laundry). 😉 Its funny how at times, even a technically incorrect or poorly created image can still pull at your heat strings.

Great Blue Heron Mother and Chick

I observed at least 4 GBH nests as I walked the boardwalk at Wako.

Great Blue Heron Mother with Hungry Chick

This little guy was hidden in the bushes and very abruptly popped his head out of the next, looked around for a few minutes and demanded to be fed.

Images Captured with Nikon D3x, 600mm f/4 on Lexar Digital Film

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