A friend called last week to let us know green herons are nesting right downtown! The nest is in a maple planted in a little square in the sidewalk! The river is about three blocks away. I wish the heron had picked a location along the river, now right in town. Hopefully the four babies will navigate the journey safely.
Already the babies are jumping about from one branch two another. We watched for about two hours and got to watch a couple of feedings. Bedlam breaks loose when an adult comes in with food. All scramble for the biggest share.