A Tale Of Two Herons, We Have Liftoff - Click To Enlarge

A Tale Of Two Herons: We Have Liftoff

After watching these 2 birds from the egg, through near fatal attacks, until full size, our biggest fear was to arrive one day to an empty nest. A story with no ending. However…

A Tale Of Two Herons, We Have Liftoff - Click To Enlarge
A Tale Of Two Herons, We Have Liftoff – Click To Enlarge
A Tale Of Two Herons, We Have Liftoff - Click To Enlarge
A Tale Of Two Herons, We Have Liftoff – Click To Enlarge

The larger of the 2 was moving around outside the nest. Bouncing with the wind, and just staring into space.

A Tale Of Two Herons, We Have Liftoff - Click To Enlarge
A Tale Of Two Herons, We Have Liftoff – Click To Enlarge

Suddenly he just jumped, and I was completely unprepared. Obviously he wasn’t.

A Tale Of Two Herons, We Have Liftoff - Click To Enlarge
A Tale Of Two Herons, We Have Liftoff – Click To Enlarge

A slight drop, a bit lower than was comfortably,  but a flight that was pretty smooth.

A Tale Of Two Herons, We Have Liftoff - Click To Enlarge
A Tale Of Two Herons, We Have Liftoff – Click To Enlarge

The landing could have been better, at the least a better spot than in the middle of the tree branches.

Both of us breathed a sigh of relief on the landing. The heron was funny since all of a sudden he was looking around, breathing heavy, in a ‘oh ____ what have I done’ moment.

4 thoughts on “A Tale Of Two Herons: We Have Liftoff”

    1. It was great. But only one can fly. The other watches and waits for him to get back. He will learn soon. The Egrets fight with him as soon as he is alone. It will be what makes him move.

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