Great Blue Herons have returned to the same nest at Cornell’s HQ, something they have done for the last 4 years. The staff there are able to watch these amazing birds from their offices, but to share them with us they have installed a streaming cam that can be viewed 24 hours a day.
Last night at around 7:30 p.m., the heron laid her first egg! Tune in to keep watching for the next eggs. Great Blue Herons typically lay eggs every two days, sometimes three, until the clutch is complete. After that it will be 25–30 days before the chicks hatch, and they will spend another 7–8 weeks in the nest before they fledge.