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2007-02-13-Wakodahatchee

Here the male continues to stand on the female and watch as she places the stick.

Moments later the male tried to mount the female, which is how I know the sexes of these two birds.

So from now on, based on this sample size of one, I will assume that male Great Blue Herons fetch the sticks and the females place them.

2007 by Peter Schulz