Great Blue Herons work diligently on building their new nests at this time of year, spending much of their day collecting and adding branches.I watched as Mr. GBH flew off to the woods, looking for just the right branch. He thought about taking this long, bulky stick back to the nest, but later decided against it in favor of a simple short version.I could barely see the skinny twig he chose as he dropped in for the ‘hand-off’ to Mrs. GBH waiting at the nest site.No matter the size . . . . she leans over and carefully arranges the tiny branch just so, in the perfect location in her growing nest.Despite their hard work, these beauties always manage to make time in their day for a little indulgent preening.