Nesting herons, both birds about at once

Nesting herons, both parents about at once

A bumper-sized photoset this morining.

May 27, and after about three weeks when the West Park herons’ nest had always been occupied by at least one of the nesting pair, now both could be seen at once. Frequently close to or on the edge of the nest, sometimes a little distance away, fishing.

Not possible to see clearly inside the nest to discover whether there were any hatchlings, but some of the pictures show an indistinct grey mass which could be the back of a young bird.

I didn’t want to hang around too long, and possibly scare the birds. But they way they stuck around the nest gave some hope they had had a breeding success.