Thursday, July 05, 2007

GB Heron Rookery Search Continues

My husband patiently followed me tonight while I continued to search for a heron nest. We saw more herons in the trees than we did on the water. The one pictured above looked like a dead branch, while the one below stood out on the open on one leg. I love the curl in his head. We looked up in every group of large trees along 3 kilometers of the river and saw no nests. I have read that there is a large heron rookery near Paris, Ontario, which is at least 50 km downstream on the Grand River. There have to be more nesting areas on the watershed.

3 comments:

  1. These are such wonderful photos of these herons!! They are not easy to find but once you do you will know it! Good luck!

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  2. Thanks Tom. I think they may be easier to find before the leaves are large. I will keep looking...

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  3. I know of 2 heron rookeries and seeing them now with the trees fully leafed out I would never be able to find them. I think you're right in that finding them in the spring is the ticket. Good luck!!

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