The Great Blue Herons in our nearby park have had chicks hatch! I was really thrilled to see the little chicks raise their fuzzy heads up out of the stick nest, so I could take some pictures. There were three chicks in one of the nests and two in the other. Both nests are very close to the Koi fish pond and gazebo.
I have taken pictures of the adult Great Blue Herons here before and have shared the photographs on this blog. The parent birds are likely the same herons who were chicks last year. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!