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Old 03-29-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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movies Great Blue Heron Live Nest Cam 2012

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A Great Blue Heron nest in a massive white-oak snag outside our office is our newest live-streaming nest camera. We'd like to invite you to watch along with us as these magnificent birds begin their nesting activities for the year.
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The herons returned to the nest in mid-March and soon began courting: bringing twigs, standing side by side in the nest, clattering their bills, and nipping at each other. To get good views of these large birds, we've installed two cameras that stream simultaneously, one from above the nest and the other at nest level. The lower camera can record even in dark conditions and streams all night long.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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It will be interesting to view them as tiny little chicks.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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Hey, I was just watching that live cam and was going to post the link here. I like listening to the background sounds as much as seeing the nesting birds.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:08 PM   #4
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I'm going to have to subscribe to this thread...there is something about a blue heron that really makes me want to watch the live cam.
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One of my favorite birds. Thank you Cirsium.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #6
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Ithaca, NY--In a first for technology and for bird watching, thousands of people watched live this weekend as a tiny Great Blue Heron emerged from an egg in between its father’s gigantic feet.

With high-definition and nighttime cams streaming 24/7 from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Sapsucker Woods in Ithaca, New York, viewers around the world are now able to follow the surprising lives of herons, including rare views still little known to science.
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The nest has survived several Great Horned Owl attacks, as well as a snowstorm that would have buried the nest in snow if not for the parent steadfastly sitting on the eggs.
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On April 30, the nest had four hatchlings. The last egg is due to hatch any time.

To watch the heron nest live, visit www.AllAboutBirds.org/CornellHerons
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She is sitting contentedly on the nest, and I can hear redwing blackbirds nearby. Wonderful experience.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #8
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We watched them hatch today, and one of our Peregrines hatched too!
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:26 PM   #9
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I finally saw the baby blue herons!


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