I was mesmerized by this striking Great Blue Heron gazing out across the ponds from his treetop perch yesterday morning . . . so full of grace!! In a nearby tree, another Great Blue appeared to be mulling over the selection of a new nesting spot for this year.Quite a few pairs of Herons are already flying back and forth bringing sticks to their nests, and they’re increasing in number every week. (All About Birds – Great Blue Heron) I’m rooting for the ones that have arrived early!! In recent years the Wood Storks have taken over many of the nesting trees that used to be inhabited by GBH‘s and other birds. Once the aggressive Wood Storks arrive, the Great Blues will often be challenged to defend their space.