Puffed feathers are part of the mating ritual for these two Great Blue Herons. Twig picking for the male is another skill the male must perform to the females satisfaction. Good twig- You had me at how's my twig. Third Place in Santa Clarita Valley Photo Organization 2010 Open Compitition. Missed second place by .34 pts. In 2011 this next was blown away in a storm. As of 11/2012 it is still not back.
BirdsHeronsBlueNestGreat Blue Heronmating Bolsa Chica State Park