With birding still slow I stopped at a rookery that I have not been to for a few years to see if the Great Blue Herons had returned. Yes they did with about 10 birds and about 9 active nests. The birds were just standing on nests when I arrived at a distance. I did not see any repair work on the nests being done yet or herons bringing in branches to fix things up for the new season. Who knows when they arrived back, maybe it was just yesterday. I took a few photos and left as I did not want to disturb them as I’m sure they had things to do. They say a winter storm is coming! It was a beautiful sunny day with mild temps around 40, low winds. Images were taken on March 24, 2023.
Great Blue Herons at a rookery in southeast Wisconsin on March 24, 2023
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As usual, great photos.
The head plumes in the first 2 shots are amusing to me. Thanks for the fun photos.
Fantastic photos! Where is this Rookery located?
The herons come to my .4 acre pond to feed during the summer.
Amazing to see! You may already be familiar, but wanted to tell you that for several years we’ve noticed a group of nests in trees over a swampy area (while driving west on 94W near Johnson Creek). Not sure how one would get close to them but a cool fleeting glance!
Would be good to have some photos showing the snow too! Sandy
I was shown 2 rookeries 5/3. Unfortunately a new storage unit being built right in between them. Hwy 43 tho, who would’ve thought!!! One had about 20 nests, the other maybe 10.
Thank you for the pictures I was. It able to get with my cellphone!