Date: 3/9/17 10:05 am
From: Jeff Harding <jeffharding...>
Subject: [obol] Active Heron Rookery, Linn County
Great Blue Herons have appeared again on nests in an emergent cottonwood in
an ash swale along Beaver Creek, near Crabtree, Linn County. I count nine
individuals in this photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffharding/32501754834/in/datetaken-public/



I think that's more than I ever saw last year. Bald Eagles have been around
too, in response to a dead cow not far from the rookery.



One of the nests was occupied by a Great Horned Owl last month:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffharding/32749336586/in/datetaken-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffharding/32636508002/in/datetaken-public/

Ravens were mobbing the owl at that time. While I was away in late February,
the herons came back, and the owl left, but who knows what the sequence of
events was?



Good Birding

Jeff


 
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