Great Blue Heron and Red-tailed Hawk Nests

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heronA6b heronA6c I haven’t seen any activity on the Heron nest today.  Yesterday I was able to get a few screen shots.   To the left is a view from the nest.

 

 

I’m not sure that the Heron in the pond is the same male on the nest.  I like the ambiguity of surface and reflection on the pond.  Since we have had some great weather the past few days, the sky and its reflection in the water are a beautiful deep blue.

 

 

Another screen capture of the Great Blue Heron on Sapsucker Woods Pond at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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The close up is of the returning male Heron. Ready and still waiting for his lady to return.

Changing of the Guard

 

 

 

Back on the Red-tailed Hawk’s nest on the light pole of one of Cornell University’s athletic fields, I checked in on the web cam today in time to see the changing of the guard.  Big Red is still on the eggs.

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Big Red leaves her post to a dine on a special delivery meal provided by her hard working mate, Ezra.  The unfortunate victim is visible by Big Red’s yellow talons.

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In a rush to get another screen capture of the three eggs and both birds on the nest, I didn’t wait long enough for the screen message to clear.  It is a good view of the eggs, Big Red’s pantaloons and Ezra’s beautiful head.

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About circuitousjourney

Retired Art Teacher
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