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waiting...

These Heron chicks at nest #1 are now about 6 1/2 weeks old. It's been a week and a half since I last saw them and, my.... how they've grown!

When I first got to the nest site it was pretty windy and they were all hunkered down...it wasn't until later I looked up and was happy to see all three. They spend much of their time waiting for their next meal...jabbing at pretend things in preparation for their hunting journeys and sizing each other up and much wing flapping. Their wing feathers will be complete at about 7 weeks preparing for their first flight at about 8 weeks. I hope I'll be there to witness it.

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Taken on May 19, 2011