Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Ruckus

I think I mentioned a ruckus at the rookery on City Island. Well, here's some pictures of a very similar, if not identical ruckus. It's just a parent great blue heron, on the left, and a petulant juvenile who wants his dinner and wants it now. Just gaze at these pictures and imagine some extremely loud bird squawks to get the idea. No, louder. Louder! LOUDER! That's close.

I have to believe that this youngster is pretty close to fledging and flying away to live on his own. His coloration is all there, and he's almost the same size as his parent. I guess I missed most of the baby bird season this year. Too bad.

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