Great Blue Heron Chicks: Feeding Time

Peeking up over the top of the nest the Great Blue Heron chicks are ready for a snack.

Fortunately, mom had something ready. She dangles the fish while the young gnaw on it.

With those tiny beaks and throats I don’t know how they manage to get anything. Lefty here gave it a good try.

The chicks aren’t very strong yet and are prone to falling over, another impediment to getting a decent meal. The adult poked the food around in the nest, maybe tearing off pieces as all of a sudden the chicks had a piece only as big as their heads that they shared.

Mom ate the rest.

 

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