Take off

There’s a pair of Great Blue Herons nesting in the middle of the wetlands behind our new home, and this morning one flew over to a near tree so I grabbed my camera – but as I pressed the shutter, he took off; I got maybe an even better picture!

You can see that the bird is carrying a stick to improve the nest. This seems to be a regular event at the moment – one bird flies away to a tree then returns to the nest after a few minutes, repeatedly …