Things can change quickly in the wild. This morning, I posted about the heron nests in the Wetlands and how one nest had what looked like three eggs. Since then, and twenty-one days from the day that I first noticed eggs in that nest (NS1), at least one of the eggs has hatched.
While walking past the nest, I noticed a change in posture of the sitting heron, it was now standing at the nest consistently looking down into the nest. Through the viewfinder of my camera, and later with binoculars, I could just make out something small, gray, and unsteady bobbing and weaving beneath the adult bird, a nestling. I wish that I could get closer!
I will keep you posted.