Mom Gets Mugged, Herons

Mom Gets Mugged, Herons

When the young Great Blue Herons start to look and act like… well Herons, they are relentless.

Mom Gets Mugged, Herons
Mom Gets Mugged, Herons

Adults return with food and they are literally attacked.

Mom Gets Mugged, Herons
Mom Gets Mugged, Herons

There is screaming, fighting, and general mayhem. Both adults and young can be hurt, or worse, during feedings.

Mom Gets Mugged, Herons
Mom Gets Mugged, Herons

This can go on for 2 months. Some young ones learn to fly, go exploring, but return to be fed until the adults just go over the edge and drive them away. I mean really, it is brutal.

 

5 thoughts on “Mom Gets Mugged, Herons”

  1. The Heron Mom is so patient with her little gang. I didn’t know that everyone can be hurt during feeding. Ted, these are remarkable photos!

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