July 17, 2014
Did 'Dad' Heron Breed Successfully After All?
This morning we saw 'Dad', a second adult and a juvenile on the pond. The juvenile landed in the same tree as Dad for a short time, then flew close to the second adult. This could be two parents and their offspring. Dad may well have bred successfully elsewhere this year. It would explain his great fishing efforts this season. Perhaps he was taking the fish away to young on a nest nearby. There are several ponds to the North of Sapsucker Woods, he could have established a new nest site after the loss of the nest on the pond at the Cornell Lab. Thanks to TN Tuxedo for the great video.