Have you ever wondered what birds are doing when they are in their nests?
I have, and here's a chance to see exactly what's going on, LIVE and UP CLOSE.
Go to www.allaboutbirds.org and click on the link to the "heron nest". The mother and father take turns sitting on the 5 blue eggs, rolling the eggs, bringing in new sticks for the place and fending off attacks by a horned owl! It is quite exciting to see all this as it's happening.
The eggs are due to hatch at the end of April.This site is on 24 hours a day. The nest is located in New York on a beautiful lake. This is a great site to share with kids, (keep in mind-nature can be harsh sometimes). There is always a moderator from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology there on chat to answer any of your questions.
I have had the pleasure of observing "Henry the Heron" in my backyard for the last nine years, but have always wondered where he goes at night. Where is his home? I most likely will never know where Henry lives, but this is a very close second! I do hope that he is NOT being attacked by anything like these two in the nest though.... that is nature. Let me know if you spot a great blue heron!
~Celebreate and Enjoy Nature Everyday~