In week four of nesting at the Audubon Society’s Smith Oaks Rookery in High Island, Texas, tricolored herons and cattle egrets showed up in abundance. I spotted them in pairs starting to build their nests. This male was flying off to look for sticks while his mate guarded their site. Taken with the Nikon D4 and 800mm f5.6 Nikkor on 4/12/2014.