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.
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!!
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
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.