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.
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I love this post! what an amazing creature. Thanks for sharing.
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. 🙂
Wow sounds amazing! I look forward to that post. Keep up the awesome blog!
Thanks so very much!! ♥
What a Devoted Daddy – thanks for sharing – great video! Have a Great Day!
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…
Another one of my favorite birds!
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.
So incredible…thanks for posting!
You’re so welcome — had to share, I couldn’t stop watching it myself! 🙂