Thursday, April 10, 2014

Live Cameras on Great Blue Heron Nest at Cornell

Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York

Camera #2: To see the nest from a different angle as well as other heron activities around the pond, Click here.

HINTS: Keep BOTH cameras displayed on your screen at the same time. A human will sometimes pan the second camera over the pond to see what the other heron is doing, such as fishing, nest repair or hanging out nearby.
Also, turn up the Sound Volume on your computer. There's a party going on in the background! 

Status Updates: In 2013, the male heron returned to Cornell's Sapsucker Woods on April 4 and the female arrived on April 8. 
As of today (April10, 2014) there has been no report of the arrival of the herons, but keep an eye out for them.
April 28: First heron spotted on Camera #2 in the pond!
About Great Blue Herons: They usually lay 2-6 eggs and share incubation duties for 25-30 days. Incubation begins with the first egg, and the young hatch asynchronously (not at the same time) over 2-5 days. After hatching, it'll take 7-8 weeks before they fly from the nest for the first time.
Live streaming video is from cornellherons at

Originally posted here on April 10, 2014 and will be updated later with other activities.

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