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Old Apr 22, 2011, 7:31 PM   #1
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Default Green Heron Chicks Update

Good news on the Heron nest. Last week there were two chicks and two eggs. This week four chicks. Growth around the nest is closing down the view. I could not get a photo showing all four though the first photo sows parts of four chicks bills plus an adult behind them. The second photo shows both adults in the nest. There was feeding going on, behind the curtains.

Bad news on the Red-winged Blackbirds nest. All three eggs were gone. Something must have raided the nest. There are Racoons aruond plus Birds that would raid the nest if the opportunity came up.

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Old Apr 22, 2011, 7:46 PM   #2
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Very cute, fuzzy creatures at this stage. They look much more like they will survive here.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 7:33 AM   #3
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Spring has sprung..and so have the babies! Looking forward to seeing their progress photographed!
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The last one is a fuzzy little critter, looks like his beak it to big for his body, nice shots Ed
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Thanks for the update Ed. - pity about the blackbirds' eggs. Will they lay another clutch ?
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Thanks for the update Ed. - pity about the blackbirds' eggs. Will they lay another clutch ?
Not sure, I will be checking. I saw no sign of the birds when I found the eggs were gone.

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