Three of a Kind & a Visitor

July 25, 2013 | Greg Dodge

Just to update you on the green herons in the Wetlands, I was able to get a shot showing three nestlings in the first nest (NS1).

Three fuzzy nestlings can be seen below the protective parent shielding her young from the sun (NS1 -7/23/13).

One of the nestlings appears to have been pushed off to the side by the other nestlings (left side of parent).

Meanwhile, over at NS2 on the other side of the Wetlands…

An immature green heron from another nest, presumably outside of our Wetlands (7/24/13).

The young heron in the above photo was in the same tree as NS2 and was being watched very carefully by the adult tending to her two nestlings. The immature bird got within four or five feet of the nest and decided to turn away. I later saw the visiting heron on the opposite side of the tree attempting to fish.

The “outsider” decided to fish instead of intrude on the resident, nesting heron (7/24/13).

And that’s the latest news from the Wetlands.

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