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Feathered siblings

By moiral
Afternoon all. Just spent an hour or so with my new discovery - a heron's nest with 2 chicks, albeit big chicks. There used to be a heronry down in the woods just down the road from me. A good few months ago, the woods were severely chopped down. They did leave a few trees where the heronry used to be, but I did not think the herons would use it. At least 2 pairs have returned to breed, as I did see some other young in the trees behind these 2. This was the only nest I could get any decent view of. Initially the young did see me and laid low in the nest, however after about 15 minutes, they paid me no attention and began to preen and exercise their wings. Of all the shots, this is my favourite. Thanks for C&Cs on yesterday's upload.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Heron chicks

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
22 Jun 2013 3:35PM
Lovely photo and positive write up Moira !! May they return to their nesting grounds in great numbers Smile

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Jun 2013 4:04PM
Lovely capture
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
22 Jun 2013 4:12PM
A Great image Moira Smile
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 4:16PM
A fine composition, Moira, wonderful detail, a moment captured, well done.
x SmileSmileSmileSmile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
22 Jun 2013 4:16PM
A very informative write up Moira.
I thought a heronry was a fish farm where you went to poach the herring !!
Good shot.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Jun 2013 4:24PM
What a super find and capture, Moira. Carol
22 Jun 2013 5:02PM
Excellent news and a good find Moira - well done you!!! Smile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 5:09PM
What a find! Well captured tooSmile
22 Jun 2013 5:09PM
Fine capture Moira,
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
22 Jun 2013 5:16PM
What a great find, Moira Smile An excellent shot, showing them in their environment Wink
Trev Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Jun 2013 5:34PM
This is a new one for me: never seen herons up in a tree, never mind nestlings.
Great capture, Moira.
22 Jun 2013 5:44PM
Lovely capture. Well exposed.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
22 Jun 2013 5:52PM
Well spotted and captured!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Jun 2013 7:38PM
Well waited Moira, a lovely view through the branches.

jdinne 15 16 England
22 Jun 2013 7:40PM
Great find Moira and wonderfully capture in their natural environment. By your narrative sounds like they will all be thriving.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 9:21PM
belting detail and colour moira wonderful timing a cracker nice one Wink
22 Jun 2013 11:05PM
Well seen cracking shot
22 Jun 2013 11:24PM
Fantastic capture young lady and well worth the effort, wonderful view through the trees with great detail light and colour. 29 years my arse GrinGrinGrin
24 Jun 2013 8:19AM
A great find ! gx
hermless 4 1 Scotland
6 Jul 2013 1:27PM
Great find Moira. i hope you have more oppertunities to take more photos of these birds as they develop. thanks for uploading these pics.
All the best

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