Turning over the eggs

While visiting the rookery in St. Augustine in April 2016, I got to observe tricolored herons building nests, courting, and, in this case, tending to eggs. The delicacy and gentleness that the adult used to move about the nest and turn the eggs was simply amazing.


While visiting the rookery in St. Augustine in June of this year, I was able to see tri-color herons at all stages of development with some parents still brooding eggs and many older juveniles practicing their flight skills. These two were staying on the nest, patiently waiting to be fed and not inclined to venture out of their safe spot.

Tricolored Heron Juvenile

Tricolored Heron have been very very good to me. This chick was photographed the same day and few nest over from chick that won this contest last year.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology