Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Green Heron Two Clutch Day


                                                             Original Clutch #1
                                                                "Missing Link"


                                                              Three Members, Clutch #1


                                                                          Ditto
                                                                    "Circle Game"


                                                            Two Members of Clutch #1


                                                                 "Then There Was One"
                                                                           Clutch #1


                                                              Clutch #1, Fourth Born


                                                                 Adult Green Heron


                                                                 Fourth Born, Clutch #1


                                                               Adult Green Heron


                                                             Third Born, Clutch #1


                                                                Fourth Born, Clutch #1


                                                                  Adult Green Heron


                                                              Four Nestlings, Clutch #2


                                                               Third Born, Clutch #1


                                                                Adult Green Heron


                                                                     Ditto, Same Bird


                                                                      "Tag, You're It"
                                                              Adult Pursued By Fourth Born


                                                                 Fourth Born, Clutch #1


                                                                  Clutch #1, Intent on Parent


                                                              Awaiting Rest of Family


                                                             Nestlings Awaiting Breakfast



Saturday, 06-17-17

0715-0900/81-85 F/mostly cloudy/S-12/73-69% RH/29.70-29.73 Hg and steady

Remember that missing clutch of birds that I assumed that I had lost, because they vanished into thin air?  They're B-a-c-k.  Clutch #1 apparently switched trees, just like they did last year, when a second
set of eggs was laid.  Last year, the parents simply led the young ones over the branches to the next
tree with the snag on the right.  I just missed seeing it this time.

Our missing birds had been in the lower nest.  The second nest was built above that one, where the current nestlings are located.  This is the first nest that has been within view since the Green Herons
have been using Heron Cove.  All of the other ones have been much higher and out of view, though they have all been over the water.

These photos are all from today.  I will try to get the remainder posted, which will be from the beginning of the week, when the nestlings are even younger.