Heron (Eagle’s) Nests….

I came upon this view of multiple nests high in the trees. The foliage has not yet fully evolved, so the nests were quite visible against the bright, grey sky. Also, visible were a few Eagles landing into the nests. I couldn’t get close (maybe a couple hundred yards) and I did not have the right lens. But, I snapped a few shots to show the scope of Eagle’s Heron’s nests. I do hope to return with a more powerful lens and find a way to be closer to the trees.  (Update: Comments suggest these are Heron nests as Eagles would not nest so close together….the Eagles in the trees might have been visiting the Heron habitat? That bottom pic does have the look of a Heron. This is what happens when a novice puts a few observation together…still fun)

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18 Responses to “Heron (Eagle’s) Nests….”

  1. 3 Marty Horn
    March 25, 2016 at 04:38

    Mr. Switters B,
    That looks a lot like a heron rookery. We have many along the rivers here in Missouri. May be eagles hanging around but have never known them to nest in groups. if it is a group of eagles that is very interesting. Thanks for you photos I enjoy them daily. Along time back I found this place for fly fishing but since it’s change I still have to visit,


    • March 25, 2016 at 06:56

      Well I wondered about that as there were a gazillion (well hundreds in the fields a few miles away} My confusion might be the Eagles flying into that tree pod and landing onto the nests. Now I actually only saw 4-5 Eagles and they all flew into those nests or fluttered amongst the branches. I am planning to get back out there early enough to see if anything more visible coming or going off the nests or in the trees. The Herons and Egrits were quite prominent in the fields nearby so this may be perfect update info. Wonder if Eagles and Heron could co-habitate in a tree line like that? Really appreciate the information!! 🙂


  2. 5 craig
    March 25, 2016 at 03:12

    first a stellar’s jay and now a gaggle of eagles…i’m jealous


  3. March 24, 2016 at 20:37

    Incredible shots! Eagles make ones heart feel good…so majestic and truly awe inspiring…and American loved!


  4. March 24, 2016 at 11:26

    Wow so many thats awesome.


  5. March 24, 2016 at 10:10

    Hope you manage it before the leaves


  6. March 24, 2016 at 08:49

    Hi there. These are blue heron nest as eagles don’t nest that close together but blue herons do.


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