Tale Of Two Herons, Empty Nest - Click To Enlarge

Tale Of Two Herons: Empty Nest

It seems, finally, that both young Great Blue Herons have moved off. At least most of the time. I did have doubts about the younger chick since there was little interest in flying. At one point I had thought perhaps he was injured during one of the Egret attacks.

Tale Of Two Herons, Empty Nest - Click To Enlarge
Tale Of Two Herons, Empty Nest – Click To Enlarge

Watching the older sibling flying around the swamp probably prompted flight.

They do return here out of habit. But I have seen them enjoying the shade in trees rather than out in the hot sun. By now the adults rarely bring food.

As I watch and find them I will continue to photograph their progress. However it won’t be long until they blend in with all the other young herons that live here.

It’s a difficult life but they made the first, and most important, step.

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