United States great blue herons fledging

This video is called Great Blue Herons, Camera host Cornell Lab, beautiful birds,they are courting,4/9/13.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

Heron Fledging Has Begun

The first young heron took flight from the nest tree in Sapsucker Woods yesterday just after noon. The fledgling earned the nickname “Uno” from the hundreds of chatters who witnessed the flight on the new Heron Cam 3. Enter our contest to see if you can guess when the final heron will fledge–the winner will be announced on the Bird Cams Facebook page and will receive a 5″ x 7″ print featuring one of the nestling herons!

While you’re waiting for the last nestling to fledge, check out the growing nestlings on the two Osprey cams (Dunrovin and Hellgate). The nests are only about 10 miles apart from one another in western Montana, but the Dunrovin nestlings are about 3 weeks older and nearing fledging themselves. Both sets of parents are excellent fishers, provisioning the young with multiple fish a day, and this year is shaping up to be a banner year for the Ospreys.

We’ll continue to post updates on the Bird Cams Facebook page and on twitter at @birdcams. Your continued support helps us keep the cams streaming–please donate today and receive a complimentary limited edition Bird Cams notepad with photos of the hawks and herons as a thank you from the Cornell Lab. Thank you for watching!


Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader

Victoria Campbell
Bird Cams Communication Specialist

26 thoughts on “United States great blue herons fledging

  1. Reblogged this on Babsje Heron and commented:
    It is so exciting to see the Cornell herons fledging already! As for the herons nesting here, I’m off to check on them today, fingers crossed that the extreme heat this past week wasn’t too hard on the two nestlings. In the meantime, in this earlier post is another link to that heron cam that Petrel41 had posted: http://wp.me/p3sJPz-2L


  2. I’ve been seeing so many herons on the Chattahoochee river lately. At least 10 every time I take the kayaks out. They are amazing creatures.


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