There are four Great Blue Herons now roosting at the park here. I have blogged about the herons in this park before, and thought I’d check in on how they are doing. I took these pictures of the herons on their rookery or nest, last night at 6:00 (park closes at 7:00). It is an uncrowded time at the park.
I saw the three herons up in and around the stick nest up on a sturdy branch of a Long-leaf Pine Tree. The parent bird came and gave some food to the noisy older juveniles and then had to leave. There was a lot of commotion and noise from the juveniles who were clamoring for more food. I was amazed to see the parent bird fly over quite close by to where I was at and calmly start to fish a bit in the decorative park pond (no Koi now – just mosquito fish and a few turtles). So all is well with this family of Great Blue Herons. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy! Have a safe and very happy holiday weekend!