Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

To mom's everywhere and every species.

The Wisconsin DNR has a webcam on nesting Great Blue Herons. The first chick was hatched yesterday May 10.  It's always fun to watch these giant gentle birds nurture their little bobble headed babies. Check it out for yourself at then enter keyword Horicon.

They created a man made posts for the Heron Rookery and set up the cameras for you to enjoy. The birds are at least 40 feet up in the air so this is a unique opportunity for observation. The Rookery is in the Horicon Marsh Wildlife area at Four Mile Island in south central Wisconsin.

The Great BLue Heron is a wading bird, living near shores and open water. They are frequently seen at Perrot State Park. They can stand up to 4 feet tall and have a wing span almost 7 feet across. They are a sight to see as they glide over Trempealeau Bay.

A special mom's day wish to Erin and Olivia (born May 8 my great niece). Bet your glad she's here now. 9 lbs 11 oz.

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