Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Baby Blue heron update

All of the above birds are blue herons. I stopped by the Lowry Park Zoo recently to see how big the baby blue herons were getting. The small palm trees in the alligator exhibit there are full of blue heron nests. The babies look almost like adults now except they are white until their first full molt. They were so busy trying to walk on the branches and flapping their wings. They have so much personality. A few of them were old enough to have their beaks just starting to turn dark. None had started getting blue feather spots yet. I'll check back in another month or so to see if I can get pictures of them with blue and white spots.

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