For the past few days I've only been seeing two juveniles at the narrows, so far, with no sign of an attending adult. Last year, when they nested very close to the road on the south side, I got to watch one brood from fluff-balls to fledglings and were gone. An adult stayed close by eachof the two surviving broods until around the time they left and the young had lost about all of their brownish-tinted feathers, making them almost indistinguishable from adults.
I wonder where the adults are. Second brood? Not according to BOGR, so maybe lost to predation.
On 7/9/2017 8:18 PM, Linda Hadfield wrote: > This evening saw a group of 14 great blue herons which included some juveniles at the far north shore at The Narrows on Colville Rd. They did not appear to be looking for a meal. Also several Black-necked stilts and Western?Sandpipers on the west and south shores on the same pond. > > Linda > > > POST: Send your post to <obol...> > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> >