In Florida, there are numerous great blue herons and so it is common to see them especially when around the water’s edge. They make their nests in mangroves and shoreline trees lining their nests with branches gleaned from neighboring bushes and trees. This heron mother had a rather mature chick (it must have been a teenager) which loudly and persistently called to his parent. When she finally bent her head down, the chick grabbed her beak in his and did not let go for some time. It appeared to have made its point.