The Juvenile Great Blue Herons

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Larry, Moe & Curley

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Fluffy & hungry

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"You look that way
I'll watch over here."

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"Aw mom, is that all the lunch we get?"

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Flight Practice

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Mom and twins

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First Launch

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First Launch Close

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Feeding Time
Most of the nests contain twins with one set of triplets. The survival rate for 2002 has been outstanding with only one loss out of 7 aeries. Juveniles grow rapidly but take weeks to fledge out and fly. Both parents work to feed the chicks and seem to take care to make sure that everybody gets a share. When the chicks wings begin to harden they practice and exercise. When it is close to first flight time, the parents are very deliberate in their take-off's and landings. They seem to be demonstrating just how it is done.

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