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However, Photographer Frank Marino kindly sent me photos confirming there were three chicks on June 17th but only two in photographs taken on June 20th and afterwards. I would expect this chick to fledge sometime in the next week or so.
The parents will keep feeding the chicks until they depart for good. Craig Kelso Pleasanton, CA The three chicks in Nest no.
We are also observing a red tail hawk nest hidden on Strawberry Island.
Two chicks are fed regularly by their parents- who forage for squirrels, rock pigeons etc.
The chicks are very observant of goings on around them: watching parents trade places at nest no. 1 and also keeping an eye peeled for the parents in nest no. This activity is unusual as the parents generally stop all twig presentations and branch gathering once the chicks arrive.
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We are observing three great blue heron nests- most of the activity can best be seen from the opposite side of the Boathouse from where we have traditionally set-up spotting scopes during the Saturday Heron Watch program.
ERM Foundation, SF Recreation and Parks, and Stow Lake Boathouse.
The first three nests are in plain view on the Heron Cam.
Because the fourth nest faces the other side of Heron Island, you can only see the occupants when they fly in and out or when they stand on top of the canopy at the far right. Once the herons actually lay their eggs, it takes about thirty days for the eggs to hatch.