It has been a week since I last visited the Great Blue Heron colony.I thought I should go back and see how the baby herons are doing.The first thing I noticed was how much the babies have grown! And how loud they are, demanding attention and food from mom.
After a short while, mom can't take any more. She steps aside and lets the children play...
Or fight. Whatever you call this. They were certainly squabbling and carrying on.
And where was dad though all of this? Dad says that constant maintenance is needed on the nest. Here he comes flying back from Home Depot with some new lumber.
Dad listened to the
little monsters children fighting for about one minute. It's clear that he just can't handle it...
"Ummm.. I forgot to get a screwdriver" he says. "I'll be back as soon as I can." And that's the last we saw of papa today!
All photos were taken by me @keithboone.
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