My Great Blue Heron Adventure Continues
I went out early to follow the Great Blue Heron as usual, but this time I was in for a treat. I captured a moment I will never forget and I hope you don’t either.
The adult Heron was a bit late to check up on its baby. I walked by the lake when she flew in about ten feet from me. Once again, I went unnoticed because of my camouflage. I immediately noticed something different about the Heron, it was injured on the right wing. It must have been attacked by something large, because it had a big wound on the top of its wing. After taking a few photographs, I realized it was fine, when it flew off gracefully to attend to its baby waiting for food.
I ran quickly to catch some photos of it landing so high in the tree, when I was presented with something much more beautiful.
It climbed onto the nest with pride, like any other parent coming home with a pay check. That’s when the magic happened, it started feeding its baby. The two locked beaks and I noticed the baby’s wings weren’t fully developed yet, flapping around as it ate.
Afterwards, the adult walked close to the edge of the tree branch to clean itself.
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If you missed it, check out part one of my Great Blue Heron Adventure.