Sunday, June 25, 2017

Green Heron Age Progression, 061917


                                                             Eldest Member of Clutch 2


                                                         All Four Members of Clutch 2


                                                                         Clutch #1


Ditto, Pose 2


Female Red-winged Blackbird
on Bradford Pear


Clutch 1


Male Parent, Clutch 2 


                                                              One Member of Clutch #1
                                                                          With a Parent


                                                                           Clutch #1


                                                                            Clutch #1


                                                                              Ditto


                                                                            Ditto


                                                           Clutch 1 Members at Play


                                                                            Ditto
                                                                 Note Birth Hierarchy


                                                               Clutch 1 Member
                                                                at Clutch 2 Snag


                                                                            Clutch 1


                                                                         Clutch 1



06-19-17

0652-0845/66-74 F/clear/calm-ESE-2/80-74% RH/30.05-30.12 Hg and rising

This was a day of education, for the older birds (clutch 1) responded to the current nest tree to teach the nestlings how to branch (stay out of the nest and explore the tree).  That is a prelude to learning balance and how to navigate the tree.  As of today, there has been one bird in clutch 2 observed.  I have not seen the others, but an adults been observed on a third nest for a few days now.

It further appears that "pair 3" is courting, which happens just before copulation and nest building.

Bear with me for the catch up process, as I am viewing roughly 1,000 photos of my study subjects each week.  Over the past four years, I likely have between 10,000 to 15,000 Green Heron photos regarding parental duties, and they are all very different, as with humans.