Today looked to be a development milestone for the Great Blue Heron babies at Ponce De Leon Park. It was the first time I saw one of them beginning to stretch it’s wings and flap them like it was flying. Of course since the flight feathers haven’t fully developed it was more of a resistance exercise to build strength.
It started with the two of them walking around in the nest. One of them pushed the other around a bit and it finally sat down. Obviously somebody wanted some room. It began moving it’s wings as though attempting to fly. Too slow and clearly the flight feathers hadn’t developed enough to support it but it was “flying” none the less.
When I grow up I’m going to be THIIIISSS big 🙂