Territory Face-Off

Jordan Lake. This morning two of the local great blue herons decided to have a face-off. Territory is always critical even if it’s for only about 20 feet of shoreline. The bird to the right is one of this year’s great blue heron fledglings and the bird to the left is older. The name of the game is to keep your beak higher up in the air than the other. The youngster eventually drops his beak closer to the water and the older bird strides off triumphantly.