These 4 photographs were taken while a juvenile Heron was testing flight skills. A second bird looks on and seems very interested.
There are actually 3 young birds in this particular nest. The third was flying around overhead.
At this point it was getting funny watching the bird dance around flapping, with a rapt audience.
At this point it’s getting difficult to identify adults versus juveniles. The adult are usually taller, but some not so much. Color and shading are not as distinct yet in the chicks.