Great Blue Heron Chicks

I’ve Got Wings!

Between 5 and 6 weeks old, this pair of Great Blue Heron chicks has found their wings.

Great Blue Heron Chick Wingercizing
Great Blue Heron Chick Wingercizing

They  take turns with flapping practice. I haven’t seen any lift offs, yet.

Great Blue Heron Chick Wingercizing
Great Blue Heron Chick Wingercizing

There isn’t enough room  for them both to flap at once when they stand in the security of the nest bowl without risking pushing the other one out.

Great Blue Heron Chick Wingercizing
Great Blue Heron Chick Wingercizing

The do occasionally move towards the edge, with very little but their balance to hold them in.

Great Blue Heron Chick Wingercizing
Great Blue Heron Chick Wingercizing

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6 thoughts on “I’ve Got Wings!”

  1. Wow, I still can’t get over how quickly these little guys are growing up. It’s been so exciting watching them get bigger and overcome obstacles like when their nest was attacked or when one of the parents tried feeding them a whole fish when they were too little for it. lol
    You’ve done a great job capturing their growth and all the hiccups and now milestones along the way. 🙂

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