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Great [Blue] Daddy!

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, check out this amazing time-lapse video of a male Great Blue Heron, as he diligently protects 5 eggs during an April 27 snowstorm. All 5 hatched — despite the snow, and despite constant owl attacks. What a good daddy!!


The Cornell Lab features some fascinating live feeds of various birds, and now the Great Blues are nesting…. But numerous species are featured on their live cams.

Visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for more information.

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. I love this post! what an amazing creature. Thanks for sharing.

    May 10, 2012
    • Isn’t it amazing to see? I kept replaying it, hee! I love these guys; I just took several shots of a baby Blue, with a protective parent. Apparently earlier he/she was guarding the nest from a turkey vulture — apparently for hours. Successfully, too. Can’t wait to get them posted. 🙂

      May 11, 2012
      • Wow sounds amazing! I look forward to that post. Keep up the awesome blog!

        May 11, 2012
      • Thanks so very much!! ♥

        May 11, 2012
  2. What a Devoted Daddy – thanks for sharing – great video! Have a Great Day!

    May 10, 2012
    • I’m so happy you enjoyed as much as I did — I couldn’t stop watching it. 🙂 I just took several shots at our local preserve of another devoted Great Blue parent with a young’un, who had apparently been guarding the nest for hours against a turkey vulture. Amazing…

      May 11, 2012
  3. Another one of my favorite birds!

    May 11, 2012
    • Ah, I love these guys too… And such dedication! They’re so amazing. I just took a bunch of shots of a baby Blue, can’t wait to get them posted. 🙂 Apparently the parent had spent the last several hours guarding the nest from a turkey vulture. Successfully, too.

      May 11, 2012
  4. So incredible…thanks for posting!

    May 11, 2012
    • You’re so welcome — had to share, I couldn’t stop watching it myself! 🙂

      May 11, 2012

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