Siege of herons nests in Bay Center

A siege of 15 great blue herons gathered on a fallen tree near Bay Center over the weekend. Normally seen one at a time while hunting in local waters, “the great blue heron nests mostly in colonies, commonly large ones of several hundred pairs. Such colonies are often located on islands or in wooded swamps, isolated locations that discourage predation by snakes and mammals and disturbance from humans,” according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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