Herself's Houston Garden

Conservation through cultivation

Baby heron raising a ruckus




There’s a few young egrets and herons still at the rookery. The herons are amazing. This young one was kicking up a storm bellowing and flapping his wings and carrying on. I guess mom wasn’t feeding him quick enough. He settled down when she showed up.

Mom?
Hungry baby heron in nest

I’m hungry!

Hungry baby heron in nest

Where’s lunch?!?

Hungry baby heron in nest

Finally!

Hungry baby heron in nest

They really are like baby dinosaurs. The look and sound like prehistoric beasts.

I must be a native Texan now. I drove ~4 miles out of my way round trip to go through the drive through at Starbucks rather than use the walk in one down the street. I never would’ve down that in New England even in the dead of winter.