Egret Tending a Haron Nest?

These images are in sequence. The egret flew up to the Heron nest. Looks like i5t tried to break off a branch, perhaps for it’s own nest. Then either tries to pull a branch out of the nest or makes an adjustment. I doubt the Heron would have left the nest unattended if they thought other birds would dismantle their nest. Leaving chicks alone in nests is common in the community as they watch out for each others chicks.

34 egret arrive at heron nest
35 egret with 2 heron chicks
37 egret with 2 heron chicks
38 egret adjusting the nest, Heron chicks go back to sleep



About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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