Great Blue Heron with Chick

Only Child: Great Blue Chick

This is one of the nests I featured a few days ago that is in a more protected location of the Heron rookery. The trees are rapidly leafing out, those images were taken on the 11th and today’s were taken on the 26th.

Great Blue Heron with Chick
Great Blue Heron with Chick – click image for larger view

I thought I saw two chick fuzz heads here last week, but if so only one survived. The chicks rest a lot the first few weeks, and their first maneuvers include stretching the lengths of their bodies and using their beaks. If there are multiple chicks they chew on each other, otherwise mom and dad get it all!

Great Blue Heron with Chick
Great Blue Heron with Chick – click image for larger view

After awhile the adult did its best to ignore the chick. He was probably hoping its mate would soon return with food for the chick and an opportunity to go off and feed itself.

Great Blue Heron with Chick
Great Blue Heron with Chick – click image for larger view

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