Cornell great blue heron eggs are hatching

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

Cornell Herons are hatching!

The first chick hatched out today as thousands watched live.

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.


Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader

Victoria Campbell
Bird Cams Communication Specialist


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