Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

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May 18th.


Now this will truly be the last time I visit this nest site.

I had gone back one other time and thought the nest was empty.
As you can see, no matter how big they get, they can hunker down in the nest.


It's now almost impossible to tell the chicks from the adults.


I'm the biggest bird in the nest--



I'm the biggest bird in this nest.


I think the parent bird is a bit afraid of the chicks.


As I have said before the chicks will grab the parents bill and pull it down
to the bottom of the nest to encourage it to regurgitate some food.


I noticed that one of the parent birds now has a an open wound in the back of its neck.



Well that is it for the Great Blue Heron family.
sure hope you have enjoyed it as much as I did photographing it.


One last thing before I sign off. I found this bird in the top of the nest trees over looking the situation.


Even though it is looking down into the Heron nest,
I do believe it would be just a little beyound the
Osprey's ability to grab one of those chicks. After all they are bigger than the Ostrey.

Sure enough it did fly away in a few minutes after I had found it.


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