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I had to dig into the archives for this. It's the 2004 heron rookery just before the 5th nest was built.
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A year later only 1 nest remains. The herons never returned. After watching the herons for 4 years I was very disappointed. What
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Well, after a closer inspection I was surprised to find that a pair of Great Horned Owls had pirated the heron's nest and were r
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Here is one of the owlets showing the face that only a mother could love :>)
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Beginning to take on some adult feathers.
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The Stare
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I've seen an adult in the nest but it always flies away before I can ready the camera. How does Z-Man do it? See his album for
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Adult profile.
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Yesterday, 4-26 was the 1st day I had seen both adults. Believe it or not they are both in this picture. Lower right and upper l
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This pair has grown rapidly and soon will leave the nest.
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Today, one of the babies flapped her wings and jumped out of the nest. She quickly jumped back. Again I missed the shot.
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4-29 The owlets were very active tonight but the weather couldn't have been worse for photographs.
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4-30 I discovered one of the owlets had flown from the nest. About eighty yards. You can see why so few of us see these birds. T
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A closer look. She was on the other side of a swamp. I had to get a little muddy for this one.
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Back in the nest the other owlet was checking me out before........
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......she started her evening flying practice.
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