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What I learned on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Today I learned where the Great Blue Herons nest on campus! The pics are kind of crappy because it turns out to be hard to take pictures of a bunch of dark blobs in a dark tree against a grey sky.

Great Blue Herons nesting

Each of those dark patches is a Great Blue Heron nest.
Each of those dark patches is a Great Blue Heron nest.

Great Blue Herons nesting

There were at least 12 nests, most of them either occupied or in the process of being built, with mom/dad actively swooping in with new twigs. I had no idea they nested in colonies like this, or that they would nest so far away from the water.

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