UPDATE: another egg (that makes two!) this morning, and new greenery adorning the nest.
This is too good not to share. During our special “Spring” call-in Tuesday, Curt Stager and I heard of early season sightings of Great Blue Herons along the St. Lawrence River. Then our friend Mimi reported her first GBH sighting on her way back to Potsdam from answering phones at the fundraiser here.
Curt and I talked about how we weren’t sure when they really get to their mass rookeries to lay eggs and raise a family. I’ve watched a rookery from a distance, but, you know, what happens up in those Dr. Suess-like settings is pretty mysterious.
And THEN, I check my e-mail and the great people at the Cornell Ornithology Lab report herons with an egg in a nest where they’ve got a live webcam stream set up. It’s in a big dead white oak at their Sapsucker Woods site.
I love it…watching the wind blowing through the heron’s feathers as he/she? stands over the one egg. Two camera angles…and SOUND. Right now! Live!