Today’s post is going to be short. So who would have thought that even great blue herons like to sit and roost in trees?
I had accidentally startled this one, and it flew to this tree and stood there watching me turn around and leave (after apologizing). I’m sure that it flew back down to continue fishing after I left.
But great blue herons actually do make their nests up in the trees–I’d always thought that they would nest closer to the water, but they don’t nest closer to the water. They’re fishing birds and they still have to protect the young, so it’s nesting in the trees they go.