I don't know anything about the ownership of that property but you are correct that standing underneath the trees, especially so early in the nesting season, does disturb the birds and cause them to abandon the colony. So to all of you photographers, please pull out your long lenses and keep a respectful distance from nesting birds.
Nancy Drilling ColonyWatch coordinator Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
On Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:22:40 AM UTC-7, Natalie P. wrote: > > I saw someone standing directly underneath the heron rookery off I-25 in > Fort Collins this week, taking photos. I was under the impression that > property was off limits, and that being directly underneath the trees might > disturb the nesting birds? Does anyone know? > > -Natalie >