Cornell Finds a “Super Dad”
Thanks Dad and Happy Father’s Day! That’s what the fledgling Great Blue Herons are saying today to the male Heron that spent many snowy hours sitting on the eggs to keep them warm. A fluke snowstorm on April 23rd covered the Great Blue Heron nest in Sapsucker Woods with snow, but daddy Heron took up the slack and keep things toasty warm. The result: FIVE baby mouths to feed!
We have the folks at Cornell to thank for this time lapsed video of the many hours in which the male Heron sat on the nest.
Here’s the nest in real time, live – note there are FIVE babies and they are really big!