Great Blue Herons at Sapsucker Woods Pond

Witness the Great Blue Heron drama of courtship, nest building, egg laying and fending off Great Horned Owl attacks on your computer.

The Great Blue Herons are nesting. More difficult to locate than the Osprey nests which are so clearly visible on their platforms, the Great Blue Herons nest off the ground in stick nests they build in trees.  I have been following the activities of a pair on a webcam at Cornell’s Sapsucker Woods Pond. The drama of the courtship, nest building, egg laying (they have five eggs) and fending off Great Horned Owl attacks are readily viewable on your computer. There is a moderator who answers questions on the chat feature.

Here is the link, I hope you enjoy and learn as much as I have!


This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Kerrie Graham April 17, 2012 at 01:33 AM
They have 5 eggs now, one has a crack in it! Great webcam coverage, thanks for sharing.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »