Great Blue Heron rookery teeming with action!

June 9, 2013 in Nearby Waterbirds

The Great Blue Heron rookery is teaming with action among the many occupied nests and the many nestlings all on the verge of fledging!!  Mass Audubon Breeding Bird Atlas indicates that for the first two months, the young remain in the nest and are dependent on the parents, both of which tend the young. They gradually become more adventurous, stepping out onto the rim of platforms and nearby limbs. The first flights occur at 55 to 60 days.

8 photos of Heron nestlings posted:   Click “next” upper right to advance frmaes…enjoy!