Guess who’s back? Jeremy Bryner captured a few images of the herons returning to build their nests. The males return first, fix up the nest, and when the females return they inspect the nests and choose the one they like. The males await to offer a female checking out the nest a stick. If the female accepts this gift, it means they have accepted the not only the stick, but that nest. And the male who comes with it, of course.
Aren’t they majestic? Let the nesting and baby making (OK, egg laying) begin! These guys were photographed on Bath Road in Cuyahoga National Park. So does that mean these are The Herons of Bath Road? Sounds like a book title to me.