Great Blue Heron’s are Growing..

Remember these lil guys? Well guess what they’re doing now! BRANCHING out on their own!

They are all hatched and totally getting ready to FLY!  This is what you call “branching”, little by little inching their way out of the nest so they can “fledge”; FLY!! They really are quite comical to watch. Find myself holding my breath when they flap and hop knowing what a drop it is to the bottom.

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It will be a bitter sweet moment when they do..five chicks raised by two awesome Great Blue Heron parents. Filmed by a dedicated crew in Ithaca N.Y @ Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology web site. Volunteers man the Cams 24/7 with Twitter updates. Visits from local schools with this online technology makes learning more then fun, interaction brings learning to a whole new level! Donations help, we the public, to witness the first filming of the Great Blue Heron in the wild!!

Humble beginnings

And we get to witness it all and choose which birds/nest to watch. Just like the red tailed hawk nest! They hatched, and these lil fuzz balls..GREW

as they quietly feasted on squirrel, pigeon, chipmunk and others…

it truly was fascinating to watch! Tho my stomach was a bit squeamish with the reality of nutritional choices sometimes.They grew and grew and then..

FLEW the coop! Rather fledge”, see if you join in the chat, or even lurk, you will definitely be exposed to fowl language. (The way language was meant to be! :0)

Now back to my original thought flow and favorite nest! Our Great Blue Herons have grown considerably and just about ready to leave their home. And just think, you still have time to witness this incredible adventure in nature.

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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2 Responses to Great Blue Heron’s are Growing..

  1. Joyce says:

    In the winter, our skies are filled with birds, but I’ve never seen one of those weird looking creatures. Tell them to come to Memphis. I’ll welcome them with southern hospitality.

  2. i have fallen in love with them

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