I call this photo “Cargo Egret. In more than 20 years of photographing birds, I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve often seen birds carrying quite large sticks back to their nests. This is especially common in the first week of nest building when the males try to build the strongest possible foundation for the nest. This stick was so large and unwieldy that the only way the male could get it back to the nest was by tucking part of it into the crook of its neck. It then proceeded to fly with only partial use of its right wing! Another example of asymmetrical wing movement in flight. Human aeronautical engineers can only marvel at this miracle of flight.