N is for Nests............
If you have been following my last few posts, then you know I have been watching some nests that are perched high in the bare treetops of a swamp.
And I am so excited to make this post!
I spotted those nests right off on our late winter hike, and was surprised they were still in the trees as we had a horrendous wind storm just a couple weeks before.
The birds must make them pretty tough to withstand that.
On our hike last weekend, I had my 80-300mm lens on my camera so I could zoom in on them on the other side of the swamp.
I could see the outline of one of the birds standing in a nest, and at the time I took the photos, I thought there was only one nest occupied.
When I got home, and zoomed in on the photo on the computer, I was quite surprised to see all the nests had birds.
The birds are Blue Herons - the ones we usually see standing along the shore with their long legs in the water and their long necks stretched high.
Hard to believe they these long-legged birds make their nests so high in the treetops.
If you click on the image, it will take you my website where you can view a larger photo.
Two birds were standing, all the rest were sitting - and they are all facing the same way.
Must be something to that - I will have to check that too next time we are there.
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