Yes, there are four Great Blue Heron chicks in this nest. We watched a successful nest of three last year, and wondered if the smallest one was going to make it. He did. But four!
Birds don’t worry about how their brood will get fed, but as these chicks grow the adults will really have to work hard to bring enough food. The adults don’t monitor who gets what; he who is pushiest gets the food.
This is the same nest taken four days later. The chicks are standing up.
First two photos 3/31/2018
Last photo 4/03/2018