Great Blue Heron “Teenagers”

April 24, 2014 at 5:00 am (Bird photography, Birds- Florida, Great Florida Birding Trail, Nature, Nature photography, Wildlife) (, )

Great Blue Heron and Mini-Me

Great Blue Heron and Mini-Me

When the Great Blue Heron chicks start to resemble their parents, I call them “teenagers.” ¬†They’re awkward looking, gangly, yet beginning to show the graceful plumage of the adult.

"Teenager" trying out its wings

“Teenager” trying out its wings

As you can see, this nest was conveniently located near the boardwalk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Boynton Beach, Florida. ¬†These birds court, mate, build nests, feed chicks, and fledge with binoculars and lenses recording it all. Read the rest of this entry »

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