Saturday, July 1, 2017

Green Herons Shed Light On Another Clutch!


                                                      Clutch #2 Immature Green Heron


                                                              Clutch #1 Green Heron


                                                                Clutch #1 Green Heron


                                                                         Ditto


                                                   Clutch 1 Members with Diamond Backed
                                                         Watersnake and Red Eared Slider


                                                                    Adult Green Heron


                                                                  Clutch 2 Green Heron


                                                                         Ditto


                                                       Youngest Clutch #1 Member


                                                                          Ditto


                                                                           Ditto
                   

                                                               Sub-Adult Green Heron


                                                                    Adult Green Heron


                                                       Immature Clutch #2 Green Heron


                                                                     Ditto, Pose #2


                                                                       Ditto, Pose #3


                                                                          Ditto


                                                                             Ditto


                                                              Clutch #3 Green Heron
                                                   20' From Where I Stand at Heron Cove


                                                                 Great Blue Heron


Photos From 06-24(Top) through 06-30-17

The young birds are growing quickly, which you can see if you look at the feathery white tufts
atop the Green Heron heads.  The older they get, the less tufts are seen.

My biggest surprise came yesterday, when I saw that immature Green Heron nearly right over my head.  What prompted me to look in that direction, is that the adults kept calling, and naturally I was curious regarding the reason.  The youngster didn't seem to mind getting photographed.

Sub-adults now seem to be arriving for experience with parenting.  These are last year's birds, who are just shy of a year old.  If the rest of the summer stays as good as it is now, with plenty of food, they might have a clutch.  There is a possibility that breeding season might even last a little longer.

Our infamous Great Blue Heron, who lives on the Cove out of breeding season, is getting impatient
for his domain.  He has been coming by each day to sit for as long as he can.