I’d been watching the nest with three Great Blue Heron chicks off and on for a half hour and one of the chicks was getting more adventurous.
The other two were content with their wingercizing but this one was thinking about the big one.
The other two looked on curiously, but were not interested in joining in.
I looked away to check out some Anhinga chick squawking and it had happened! I couldn’t spot him at first, expecting that he’d have gone to the right. Instead he had flapped up to a branch about 15 feet away.
This got his siblings’ attention and they gave him the once over when he returned to the nest a few minutes later.