Monday, July 18, 2016

It Is Very Likely That Clutch 4 Is/Has Begun Hatching


                                                       Green Heron 1st Summer (Front)
                                                          Green Heron Clutch 2 (Rear)


 Green Heron Juveniles



                                                            Green Heron 1st Summer


                                                                Green Heron, Clutch 2


                                                                Green Heron, Clutch 3


                                                               Green Heron 1st Summer


                                                                 Green Heron, Clutch 2


                                                                  Green Heron, Clutch 2


                                                                Green Heron Clutch 2


                                                                   Green Heron Adult


                                                          Green Heron, Clutch 1 (Front)
                                                      Two Green Herons, Clutch 3 (Rear)


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0700-0905 hrs./80-84 degrees F/sunny/10 mph SSW winds/66% RH


This is a suspect day.  I believe that clutch 4 is here, but the only proof that I have is that
clutch 3 has moved from its nest tree, and has been encouraged to be more self sufficient.
They are being rarely fed (only once that I noticed).

There was also a great deal of adult movement, which would be normal for feeding chicks.
Also, both clutch 2 and 3 appear to be in a state of frenzy, as though they are not certain what
they should be doing, other than "something."  Clutch 2 has also been watching the nest tree.