Herons Building Nests at Deer Lake in Burnaby, BC

We walked around Deer Lake in Burnaby, BC, today, spending half an hour or so observing the heron colony. It’s busy season, with herons building nests, flying in and out collecting branches.

great blue heron making nest
Making adjustments

great blue heron standing guard
Standing guard as others focus on building

great blue heron ruckus
Making a ruckus

great blue heron selecting branch
Selecting a branch to break off for nest building

great blue heron carrying nest material
Taking off with branch

great blue heron carrying nest material
In flight with nest material

rufous hummingbird
And a bonus — a rufous hummingbird