We have TWINS!!!

After a couple of very cool days where I saw only portions of a baby Great Blue Heron we finally had a warm sunny day.  That meant no more hunkering down with mommy and there was a fair amount of activity in the nest.  When I first arrived the adult was doing some nest repairs and I could see my usual fuzzy head in the middle of the nest.

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Baby became more active and moved off to the side.  I shifted over and found it stretching.  That gave me a good shot of it’s immature wings with the beginnings of the primary and secondary flight feathers.  Over time, these will extend and fill out.

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While that made for an interesting shot, it wasn’t very good because I had to take whatever showed up between the branches of an intervening tree.  This shot was pure serendipity.  I moved back to a better general shooting position and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a miniature heron and another one too!  (My apologies to Clement Clark Moore for the paraphrase).  We have two baby herons in the nest.

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It looks like twice the fun now.

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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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