Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A flock of not exactly seagulls



If you've visited here before, you have to be aware that I'm quite pleased by the presence in my front yard's trees of nesting pairs of Yellow-crowned Night Herons. Well, it looks like I'm not the host with the most. I discovered yesterday that a single tree in the yard of a house down the street has at least 4 active nests. It's a healthier tree, so maybe that's why. And no dogs, perhaps. I also found a pair of nearly intact egg shells directly under one of the nests, with just enough shell removed from one end to allow a chick to emerge. I'm a little bit jealous. I hope for their sake they don't park outside, though. Those are big birds.


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