We took a walk in the woods with friends to see this heron rookery. 4 nests in the swamp.
This rookery is fairly new. 5 years ago there were no heron nests in this swamp. It's a little surprising because a subdivision was built adjacent to this swamp just before the herons arrived.
We wondered whether that white material in the nest was a heron eggshell? A stick? A piece of birch bark?
An important clue that we didn't know until we returned home is that heron eggs are light blue - so it's probably not an eggshell.
Jim took these photos through a telephoto lens, so we wouldn't disturb the herons. The young spend up to 60 days in the nest between hatching and their first flight.
More information about herons
A turtle sunning on a log.....he might be happier to see the sun than we are!
It's been a rainy and cloudy few months in NH, but we're hoping today's weather means summer is getting in gear!
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