The wait is over and through the patience of vigilant parents the eggs have hatched!
Watching the baby Green Herons of Clam Bayou this week caused me to realize that they likely wouldn't be there (at least 8 chicks) if it weren't for the efforts of you who have volunteered time and efforts to protect and preserve this place of obvious importance. As an observer it's been fun to watch this stage of growth in the chicks. The adults are bringing back live minnows to the nest to show the young what food looks like. I actually saw one adult intentionally drop a minnow in a school that gathered below the nest. To my delight the more developed chick hopped down a few branches to see where it went and discovered...food! Although it didn't display the acrobatics of an adult (yet) it now knows where they are and perhaps we'll get a chance to see them fishing next week!
Kurt Zuelsdorf. Writer, Urban Tracker, Outdoor Enthusiast at Kayak Nature Adventures kayak and sup rentals