By the way, I think there are still 3 pied-billed grebe nests, two in the north pond and one in the south pond (right at the "shore" of the large island). See photos.
Plus - what kind of nest is hanging over the water?
On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 9:31 PM Michelle Nelson via groups.io <mmnelson57= <gmail.com...> wrote:
> I visited Emily Renzel Wetlands Wednesday. I had checked out the Alviso > County Park first, but the birds were pretty far away and I knew I could > see some activity over in Palo Alto. I wasn't disappointed. > While I have seen aggressive behavior in birds before, this was pretty > special because I was able to get a good expression in a photo. > A killdeer parent was sharing a clump of vegetation with a juvenile green > heron. I didn't even know the heron was there. After about 5 minutes, the > heron decided it had had enough of "sharing," so it let the killdeer know > that this little spot was his/hers. The killdeer tried moving away, first > to the left, then the right, but the heron was still not satisfied. Yikes. > After it got its way, it stayed for maybe two minutes, then left! Teenagers! > > *I resized the photos. I hope it works. I'm still learning the tricks of > the trade.* > > Michelle Nelson > > >
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