[Bristol-Birds] Photograph of Yellow-crowned Night-Heron nestlings in Kingsport

  • From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2009 21:11:45 -0400

Charles Foster made this photograph of a nest of Yellow-crowned 
Night-Herons with 5 young and sent the photo and details to Bill
Grigsby who posted the report today on Bristol-Birds Net. As Bill
reported earlier,  the nest is about 100 yards west of the 
American Way entrance to the Kingsport Greenbelt just off Stone
Drive.  Grigsby noted that a second nest, closer to the entrance, 
may have 3 young.

Foster reported that, for the last few weeks, he watched a pair of 
Yellow Crowned Night Heron nesting on the Greenbelt.  Finally, he
started seeing the head of a chick or two stick up.  Early this week,
he saw three heads stick up and he was amazed at how that many 
birds could stay in that relatively small nest.  Today he thought he
saw 4 chicks and tried to photograph them.  He felt poor lighting 
and a very high nest made it impossible to get a really good photo.
To his amazement, when he looked at the photos on the computer 
tonight, there were 5 chicks there.

Thanks to Charlie and Bill for making the excellent photograph and
details available to our birding community.  

Let's go birding. . . .

Wallace Coffey
Bristol, TN

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