From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:
Bird Cams News Flash: Herons are hatching!
The Great Blue Herons in Sapsucker Woods have hatched their first egg! A small, damp nestling emerged from its egg at 2:05 P.M. while thousands of viewers watched and shared in the excitement. We expect that the next few days will see the other four eggs hatch as well, so don’t miss your chance to watch more new herons enter the world. Watch heron cam now.
The next eight weeks will be a blur of action as the parents try to keep up with the nestlings’ ravenous appetites and the youngsters clamor for attention and space. While you’re waiting for views of the young herons, you can also check out our Red-tailed Hawk cam as they near their first flight (expected during the first week of June), as well as incubating Ospreys and kestrels thanks to our cam partners. We’ll continue to post updates on the Bird Cams Facebook page and on twitter at @birdcams. Thank you for watching.
Bird Cams Project Leader
Bird Cams Communication Specialist
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