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.

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.

Big Babies

Hungry Heron

As an urban birder, North Pond in Chicago offers a wide variety of birds from waterfowl to raptors. I spotted this green heron on the north end of the pond as it was catching some lunch.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology