|An adult Great Blue Heron has just returned to the nest. One of its young is visible below its neck.|
It's interesting to see the adult raise its crest as it interacts with its young – the crest isn't normally so prominent.
Next, the young bird tries to induce the adult to regurgitate food.
|A young heron (left) trying to induce an adult to regurgitate a meal.|
Finally, the adult feeds the young bird. It sure looks like a rough way to get a meal.
|Ramming food down the throat is the heron way of feeding its young.|