Tale Of Two Herons, Feeding - Click To Enlarge

Tale Of Two Herons : Feeding Youngsters

One of the first things I have noticed in this heron nest is some ‘on the job training’. Perhaps this is new to one, or both, the adults.

Tale Of Two Herons, Feeding - Click To Enlarge
Tale Of Two Herons, Feeding – Click To Enlarge
Tale Of Two Herons, Feeding - Click To Enlarge
Tale Of Two Herons, Feeding – Click To Enlarge

The fish brought here was almost as big as the chicks. The little ones are hungry herons so they gave it a good shot.

Tale Of Two Herons, Feeding - Click To Enlarge
Tale Of Two Herons, Feeding – Click To Enlarge
Tale Of Two Herons, Feeding - Click To Enlarge
Tale Of Two Herons, Feeding – Click To Enlarge

From what I could tell the fish was finally eaten by the adult.

This may have been a first lesson in parenthood.

3 thoughts on “Tale Of Two Herons : Feeding Youngsters”

  1. Aw, I hope the little chicks get to eat soon. I wonder if herons regurgitate their food for the babies like some other birds do? Hopefully this new parent figures out how to properly feed its young soon!

    1. The adult should, and finally did, regurgitate food. They also leave fish on the nest for the other adult or chicks. That causes problems though, other birds and predators come. It can be a struggle there.

    2. Oh, that’s good that the chicks finally got to eat too. 🙂 That’s scary about the fish attracting predators to the nest though! :O Thank you for the information. 😀

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