Seen a fledging great blue heron?

three young herons ready to leave the nest!....
three young herons ready to leave the nest!….
Two resident herons, mated pair for several seasons, this year brought 3 handsome fledges to the world!… Although they did not nest on the Reservation (herons usually nest in groups), they have returned and fledges were with them. As they learn to fly and hunt, you may see them around…. Look for a full size great blue with a totally blue crown….the white won’t come until nearly a year old…They will mature into adulthood in abut 2 years… Congratulations!…..welcome to the world!