I found it amusing to watch these four youngsters, little blue heron chicks, interacting with each other in the nest. When mom was away in search of food, they definitely entertained each other. Here they seem to be engaged in a lively squawking match. Unlike the adult blue herons, the chicks are solid white. It’s really funny to see them flapping their developing wings and fighting for top spot in the nest, especially when Mom arrives with dinner. I took this photo at Jefferson Island, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish.


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  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this beautiful quartet!

  • Thank you, Tibby!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Amazing Capture Bonnie, they are having a great ime.

    Cheers Jude xx

  • Thank you, Jude!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Rosanne Jordan
    Rosanne Jordanover 2 years ago

    Adorable! I love Herons and this is such a happy capture of sweet little ones!

  • Thank you, Rosanne!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Aw, how cute is that!!!! I love to see young birds and animals.

  • Thank you, Dot!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutover 2 years ago

    Wow… this is just amazing!!

  • Thank you, Maria!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 2 years ago

    Oh WOW this is such a fantastic shot! What a find!

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you, Gabe!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    A beautiful capture of these young ones.

  • Thank you, Bunny!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    What a wonderful capture Bonnie. Big Fav!x

  • Thank you very much!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Thank you, John!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 2 years ago


  • Thank you, Helen!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

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