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Old Apr 1, 2011, 4:38 PM   #1
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Last week I posted this nest in Wakodahatchee Wetlands. Today I visited the nest site to find two eggs have grown to four in the nest. From what I looked up incubation period is 21 to 25 days. In Three weeks we may have some chicks.

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Old Apr 1, 2011, 8:00 PM   #2
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Very cool. I've never seen a GH nest before. How far off the ground are they?

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Very cool. I've never seen a GH nest before. How far off the ground are they?

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It is in a small tree overhanging water. It is about five feet (1.7 meters) above the water.

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Hi Ed,

These really are great!!

Keep these coming, I'll be very interested to see what happens next. . .

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Thanks for the answer. I, too, will be looking forward to more pics.
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These are great. I've always enjoyed the nests you follow throughout the season. I also am looking forward to seeing how things progress.
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Lovely shots of this bird & nest ! 5 feet isn't much at all - I guess because it's over water the bird feels more comfortable. The herons here all have their nests waaaaay up there so no chance of egg shots but maybe I'll see a chick or two peeking out !
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These really are pretty birds, it's going to be great fun watching what happens. Hope their family grows up healthy.
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Terrific shots, so sharp, well captured.
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Very nice Ed, like everyone said it will be fun to watch. No more herons for me, I am back up north with the smaller birds, I am already missing the higher temps and those larger colored birds

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