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With the lousy spring I wasn’t able to get out and visit my favorite Blue Heron rookery. We have been visiting it for a number of years now. Unfortunately it seems to decline a bit every year. This year there were far fewer nests with birds in them and those with birds in them had about half the number of young. Normally we see four young birds in each nest. This year no nest had more than two birds.


Our visit was around noon so there wasn’t a lot of activity. Just as we started to leave an adult Blue Heron came to the nest to feed the young.


We always are on the lookout for Green Herons around the rookery. This year we saw what appeared to be two different pairs. Unfortunately they were a little shy and stayed a considerable distance from our vantage point.


Every year there are a nesting pair of Osprey in the rookery. This year they abandoned their normal nest and moved to a new nest on the other side of the rookery. For some reason abandoning nests seems to be in vogue this year. Three of the eagle nests I watch were abandoned this year.


More photos from the rookery can be found on my website.

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