United States great blue herons fledging
It is so exciting to see the Cornell herons fledging already! As for the herons nesting here, I’m off to check on them today, fingers crossed that the extreme heat this past week wasn’t too hard on the two nestlings. In the meantime, in this earlier post is another link to that heron cam that Petrel41 had posted: http://wp.me/p3sJPz-2L
This video is called Great Blue Herons, Camera host Cornell Lab, beautiful birds,they are courting,4/9/13.
From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:
Heron Fledging Has Begun
The first young heron took flight from the nest tree in Sapsucker Woods yesterday just after noon. The fledgling earned the nickname “Uno” from the hundreds of chatters who witnessed the flight on the new Heron Cam 3. Enter our contest to see if you can guess when the final heron will fledge–the winner will be announced on the Bird Cams Facebook page and will receive a 5″ x 7″ print featuring one of the nestling herons!
While you’re waiting for the last nestling to fledge, check out the growing nestlings on the two Osprey cams (Dunrovin and Hellgate). The nests are only about 10 miles apart from one another in western Montana, but the Dunrovin…
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Posted on July 12, 2013, in ardea herodias, Awards, Bird photography, Birds, Fledgling heron, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, postaday, Wildlife Photography and tagged ardea herodias, great blue heron, heron, heron fledgling, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.