Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 18:44:14 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane <eagleeyed@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Mark McShane <eagleeyed@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: Green Heron Hatchlings, Connecticuts, amd Larkies!
Bill Flatau sent up some photos he shot yesterday of the Gordon County
Lark Sparrows at Fite Bend Road with permission to post, thanks Bill!
This morning it was back to Henderson Park in Dekalb to stake out
unreported Mourning Warblers, and of course up to 3 Connecticut Warblers
were somewhat easy to see throughout the morning instead!
Al Mercer took Patrick Addy and I over to a Green Heron nest near the dam
where I shot some phonescoped video of the hatchlings and with the adult
heron as well. Al said that yesterday there were no hatchlings, only eggs,
so these birds were certainly much less than 24 hours out of the eggs! The
two hatchlings so far were struggling to hold their heads up, contending,
or bonding, with each other, and were prone to yawning and snoozing. There
are still a couple of unhatched eggs remaining in the nest.
The photos and videos are available at:
If you don't have Apple Quicktime, and don't have another software package
that can play the MOV files, then you need the free Apple Quicktime
software to play these, you can download it at:
Good Birding To All!
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
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