Great Blue Heron feeding the youngster in the nest at the RookerySTORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT NEFF
April 11, 2017. Great Blue Heron nest is at the rookery in Little McPherson Bayou, safely away from humans and predators.
The youngster is in the nest waiting on the male parent to return with a fish.
On the dock next to me was the male parent. He had just caught and was swallowing the fish.
The nest was a short flight across the water.
The male is working to regurgitate the fish.
The youngster is impatient.
The youngster is hungry and really impatient.
The male starts to cough up the fish into the nest.
Next two shots did not properly capture the youngster's wings. I was set up for stationary photo and not fast movement. I was using a high f/stop for a sharper background and greater the depth of field. This was my first time capturing a heron feeding a youngster. Next time, I will be set up for fast movement.
Junior is swallowing a huge fish.
Junior is struggling to swallow the fish.
The parent flew toward me and landed one dock over. Getting the tongue ready?
Great Blue Herons and strike fast!
This heron is banded. The number appears to be 1018?
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