For those who have been worried that the upcoming summer and fall construction projects in Central Park will interfere with the Green Heron nest, I wanted to pass along some good news. The Parks Department is fully aware of the Green Heron's nest and construction/gardening project timetables have been revised to minimize the impact on the area around the nest.
As birders and photographers, we also need to do our part. Those of us who know where the nest is located need to keep our distance and minimize our impact on herons. Although my pictures may look like I was close to the nest, I was about 150 feet away from the nest to minimize impact on the herons. Please stay a safe distance from the nest and keep the noise levels down when observing them.