Weekend Nesting

It was business as usual on both the Great Blue Heron  and Red-tailed Hawk nests on Saturday.

Sunday brought a little more excitement to the Heron venue.  I was able to get a screen capture of a mating moment.  The female Heron did spend some time reclining in the nest; expectations were high for her to lay the first egg.  She did not disappoint!  Of course I had been watching the web cam until I started editing photos.  By the time I returned one lovely egg was upon the nest and the male Heron was tending to it.  Once the eggs are in the nest the parents will take turns brooding.  This Papa Heron has tons of experience in this department.  He has been on this nest since 2009 and helped to raise seventeen fledglings.  Here are the screen shots from today.

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About circuitousjourney

Retired Art Teacher
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