Our green herons are now on their own. I saw one bird at its nest tree this morning (8/24), but they are all free flying birds and have been experimenting with different fishing sites around the Wetlands.
Here’s some photos of the crew.
The rest of the images are from August, 24, a Saturday.
I’m assuming that all seven of the herons fledged. The most I was able to see at any one time was five and they were spread about the Wetlands but it’s a good bet that all of the herons survived. Now, they have to make it through their first winter.
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!