I’ve posted many pictures of the Green Heron nests since their discovery in our Wetlands back in June. On Thursday (7/18), just four days ago, I happily reported that one of the eggs in one of the two nests had hatched. The following day while making my last sweep of the outdoor areas of the Museum at closing time, I stopped by the nest to see if there was any progress with the residents. I took about a dozen photos. Here’s one.
Need a closer look?
The nestlings look more like little muppets than herons, but they’ll grow quickly. In the mean time, I’m going to attempt to capture more images of the little Ardeidae.
On Saturday I noticed a bit of movement below one of the adults in the second nest (NS2), the nest near the Main Wetlands Overlook, one of their two eggs has hatched! I won’t be there to observe the happenings at the nests until a day after this posts (7/23), I expect the other egg will have hatched by then.
See you in the Wetlands!
Greg Dodge is a professional naturalist as well as a writer, videographer and producer of natural history DVDs. His images have been used in various TV productions, museum displays, and corporate videos. Above all, he has a fascination and passion for all things natural.
He can be found Tuesday thru Saturday in Explore the Wild, Catch the Wind, or on the Dinosaur Trail. Ask him what’s new in the wild!