Monday, June 13, 2016

These Green Herons Are "Super Chicks"


                                                                  Green Heron Chick


                                                             One Green Heron Parent                    


                                                     Two Oldest Green Heron Chicks


                                                                             Ditto


                                                                              Ditto


                                                           Second Green Heron Parent


                                                        Second Youngest Green Heron


                                                        Two Oldest Green Heron Chicks


                                                              Oldest Green Heron Chick


                                                              Female Orchard Oriole


                                                                 Parent and Youngster


                                                                Green Heron Chick
                                                        "Look, I'm on No Man's Land!"


                                                               Green Heron Chick


                                                                            Ditto


Yesterday, 06-12-16
0650-1010 hrs./74-84 degrees F/partly cloudy/10 mph S winds

These events were a day to go down in the annals of Green Heron parenting.  These Super
Chicks are progressing VERY rapidly, including the youngest that fledged the day before yesterday.
All of them are on the wing to some degree, and one was even bold enough to be on land, which is
not typical behavior.  All these birds wanted to do was something, and they were driving one of
the parents ragged.

All the youngsters are in extremely good health, very vivacious, and behaving like birds that are
several days older.