Thursday, March 3, 2016

A little more love in the air....

I wanted to post these pictures here on this blog, so I apologize that it is a bit of re-run from an earlier posting.

                                                 Great Blue Heron
                                     Andrea herodias

Great Blue herons are not one of the bird species that mate for life, but they do have some interesting courtship rituals that help pairs form strong bonds. Some of these displays include bill snapping, neck stretching, moaning calls, preening, circular flights, twig shaking, twig exchanging, crest raising and even bill duels. While we were over at San Carlos, BCS, Mexico, I got to spent a little bit of time watching a pair going through the "twig exchanging" routine.



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