We had Green Herons nesting here this summer. There were three young. They
stay in and around the nest for several days after they have fledged.
Sometimes they would leave and then come back but mostly stayed together and
usually with at least one parent near by. They climb up small limbs like
monkeys! but sideways.
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From: "Holly Hungerford" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 9:46 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Green Herons
> In the last week, my husband and I have twice seen green herons at the
> edge of our pasture, behind the house. Both times it was about 7 pm. The
> first evening, there was only one bird, a young one, I believe. It tried
> to land on the electric tape fence we have (it was not on), and provided
> some good entertainment before it hopped up onto a more stable perch on a
> fence post. The next evening, there were four green herons present,
> hopping about in the trees. We do have a few small ponds in the area, but
> I was surprised to see them in our hedgerow.
> Holly Hungerford
> Charlotte, Vt.