Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Clutch 6 Green Herons See More of the World's Events

                                                        Green Heron Chicks, Clutch 6

                                                       Adult Green Heron (Foreground)
                                                 and Green Heron Chicks, Clutch 6 (Rear)

                                                         Green Heron Chicks, Clutch 6
                                                                 Right After Feeding

                                                     Green Heron Adult Below Chicks

                                                       Green Heron Chick, Clutch 6


                                                       Both Green Heron Chicks, Clutch 6

Tuesday, 08-16-16

0720-0928 hrs./66-77 degrees F/partly cloudy/6 mph S winds/65% RH

This was a very eventful day for these chicks.  They got to see and make themselves very
small in the area of a Mississippi Kite.  They didn't know it, but the kite only eats insects.
Great Blue Heron, who vocalizes a great deal, was also on the left snag while they were in
the center tree at The Cove.  They started out in the shaded left side of the tree, and the last
photo shows them on the right side.

After they were fed by the adult, it appeared that they were trying very hard to go to where
the adult was, which was under their nest tree.  The adult waited there for about five to ten
minutes, I believe just hoping for that,  However, neither of them trusted their flight abilities.
They moved instead to the right side of the tree, them soon went within it.

Great Egret was on The Cove for a short time, having landed on the right snag, but left after
I was observed.  That could be enough reason why the little ones have been staying in their own