More Green Heron Photographs
Sunday in Morningside Park

Green Heron's Continued

I must say that the little heron chicks have me hooked.  The first two pictures are from Saturday and the rest are from Sunday.

Please be careful not to disturb the herons if you visit the nest.  A group of birders at around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday made a great deal of noise and two of them walked down off the western path to within 15 feet of the nest.  One of the parents, who had been feeding the young, puffed up to a large size, raised its crown and flew off the nest for 15 minutes.  The parent didn't return to the nest and resume feeding until the birders left the area.

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Feeding time.

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This exchange of parents took only a few minutes.

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Before the exchange had taken place, the hatchlings were already eager for food.

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