Heron Rookery

Posted by Jeff Pearl on Sun Mar 19, 2023 7:10 am

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Only rookery I know of in this area of VA. On banks of Shenandoah River at Cool Spring. Herons are flying back and forth this time of year as babies appear to be in most of the nests.

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by SantaFeJoe on Sun Mar 19, 2023 8:05 am
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It’s neat to see a heron rookery, being that they tend to be mostly solitary in most areas where I see them. The only Great Blue Heron rookery that I have seen in New Mexico was in the middle of the desert and far from any water. It has now been displaced by housing, sadly enough.

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by david fletcher on Sun Mar 19, 2023 11:30 am
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Nice sighting Jeff. Safety in numbers!
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Mar 19, 2023 4:22 pm
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A nice behaviour illustration of a heron rookery, Jeff.

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Mar 19, 2023 6:24 pm
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Great to see so many nests in this location. Should get interesting when the offspring starts flying.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Mar 20, 2023 10:51 am
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Impressive numbers! Like Joe, I'm lucky to see one, maybe 2 nests.
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by Jeff Pearl on Mon Mar 20, 2023 5:04 pm
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Thanks for the comments everyone!

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