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.
3 thoughts on “Showing His Moves, Great Blue Heron”
Thanks for sharing…
Wonderful series, and much fun as well. The large birds get quite comical at times practicing their awkward balancing acts to feel that airborne lift-off!
They are 😀. There is one in another nest that has been going straight up, 2 feet. For weeks now. Every time I am near I stop convinced this is it !! Nope, not yet 😂