June 3, 2011

Watching and Waiting!

These photos are the results of the keen observation of my great nephew Andrew. He sighted this Black Crowned Night Heron and her nest above the basket ball court in his neighborhood,  and knew that it would spark my interest.

On my first visit earlier this week, I confirmed the nest location. On my second visit this morning at 8:00am, I was delighted that the nest builder was also present, watching and waiting. 

I hope that you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed capturing them on camera!

 “Blessed is the one who listen to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors!” ~ Proverbs 8:34 (ESV)
Today at 8:00pm  (06/04/2011), I visited the nest again, and was delighted to see a young baby Heron. 
Photos: Ocean View, Virginia

3 comments:

pattisjarrett said...

That looks more like a night heron, possibly. The legs are too short to be a great blue. Fascinating to see though, what a great nest!

Merle M said...

You are right Patti. I appreciate your comment. I have updated accordingly!

SuziCate said...

Lovely photographs, Merle. than you for sharing!