Watching great blue herons mate and nest
is what got me interested in birds shortly after
retiring. What a privilege to witness such intimate behavior, and through my scope, I can watch without disturbing them. When photographing nests, it is critical to keep a
respectful distance. Never clear vegetation
around a nest for a better view, or otherwise have a negative impact on vulnerable little ones.
About the Author
Katherine Koch has been the webmaster of Bird Watcher's Digest since 2004. She spent much of that time "digitally birding," getting to know the birds through posting content, and through that process, she got hooked! She recently moved from Ohio to Texas, where she is reveling in all the new birds she finds in San Antonio.