I was ecstatic to see some Great Blue Heron babies yesterday!!! I visited the wetlands on Sunday's very gloomy afternoon. Three nests had babies, all which, I believe hatched in the past 4 days. Some appeared to have hatched in just the last day or so. Hopefully the sun will come back soon, so I can get some better photos!
I'm guessing the chick in this nest may have hatched first as it was larger than the others.
This nest appeared to have two hatchlings. The Great Blue Heron mom seemed stunned by her new addition.
I believe these hatchlings are only a day or two old. There appeared to be two in the nest.