Friday, May 26, 2017

Green Heron nestlings, gangly youngsters


While birding yesterday I spotted these two Green Heron nestlings. They looked almost grown and ready to fledge so I was especially careful to not inadvertently cause them to fledge prematurely, a risk with birds close to fledging. So I only used the setting on my camera that allows pics without any clicks and carefully took a few pics then backed away to avoid walking close to their view.

I do not publicly divulge the location of nesting birds at high risk like these so I am only posting the county in which I photographed them.
The apparent mother Green Heron, shown below well hidden, was perched close by the nest.
The pic below shows an adult Green Heron but is one I photographed a few years ago in Colorado. SeEtta