Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Clutch 4, We Copy You Loud and Clear


                                                           Green Heron Chick, Clutch 3


                                                           Green Heron Juvenile, Clutch 2


                                                             1st Summer Green Heron

                                                                   
                                                        Green Heron Juvenile, Clutch 2


                                                            Green Heron Juvenile, Clutch 2


                                                         Green Heron Juvenile, Clutch 2


                                                            Green Heron Juvenile, Clutch 2


                                                          1st Summer Green Heron (Top)
                                                          Green Heron, Clutch 2 (Bottom)


                                                             Green Heron, 1st Summer


                                                          Green Heron Chick, Clutch 3


                                                             1st Summer Green Heron


                                                               1st Summer Green Heron


07-18-16

0645-0845 hrs./74-81 degrees F/partly cloudy/10 mph S winds/72% RH


Today it was confirmed that clutch 4 is on its way--one fuzzy head was positively ID'd.
Adults have been coming and going from different egresses, which is only natural to
confuse potential predators.  A second nest had been observed being built in this tree
a couple of weeks ago, so this clutch appears to be on schedule.

Youngsters were going about their business feeding themselves and learning on their own,
since the older birds are busy with so many young mouths to feed.  One of two (confirmed!)
1st summer birds have been paying them some mind, but it has not been like it used to be.
All adult hands are on deck for the present demanding nestling(s).