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 Great Blue Heron Nests 2

 

 

Waiting for Mom/Dad to bring food

 

Showing restlessness

 

Ready to jump

 

 

This is the second one to make the leap

and later make it to another tree

 

Heron climbing up the tree to the nest when a parent showed up

   

Excitement when parent shows up

 

Enticing the parent to deliver

food

 

 

 

Out on a limb

 

 

Parent arrives followed by a young  one

 

The two herons let the parent know they want the food right now

  Undigested food is delivered    Within a week the last one left the nest
 

  One moment they are this small

 

Next moment that tall

 

 

to force down the parent's head to  deliver food into the nest

   

There is still a way to go before flight feathers are fully grown

     

I love you too!

 

Wing exercise

 

A week later they had both left the nest

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Copyright 1999 by Fritz Wilhelm, Zero & One,
Last modified: July 22, 2012