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Old Aug 7, 2014, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default The baby Herons at 6 weeks

This is an update for those of you that remember the previous postings on the Tri-colored Herons who built their nest and then hatched some chicks. I finally got back to the nature trail, and at six weeks old, what a change. The babies are no longer chicks, they are now young juveniles and their former brown downy feathers are now all white full feathers. When they get older the white feathers will turn to the blue and gray adult coloring.

They are hanging around a big tree next to their old nest for now.




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Old Aug 7, 2014, 7:49 PM   #2
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Thanks for the update Steven; that's a lot of growth in a few weeks.

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Nice light and exposures.
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....they grow fast don't they, are they also flying or only limb bouncing?
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I thank you all for the comments, Mike, Alan, and Bob.

As far as your question Bob, they are flying, but not very far, and not as well as an adult. And I never saw them venture very far from that big tree while I was there.
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Steve.. very nice.. who would know that they were just a few weeks old . Love that youve been documenting them growing up.. you gotta be Uncle Steve to them !
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Thanks for looking and the comments, Harj. It has been a fun project.
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