|The Herons at the Fox River Rookery, in Montgomery are growing up.|
The males and females have been doing a great job.
|It does not appear that any of them have fledged yet, but I am sure it will be soon.|
As I will driving along Orchard Road, I saw an area that looked like there were several egrets. It was now or never, so I checked it out. I am so glad I did. This is an Egret in breeding plumage. Those feathers are beautiful.
|There was a small stream, and the Herons and Egrets were a bit territorial. There are two Herons and one Egret.|
|This is what I could see from the other side of the pond.|
All of the birds are in breeding homage.
|Then in Batavia, I had to stop and check on our resident eagles.|
I am believing that is Dad watching out for the two young ones.
The young eagles have not fledged yet, but are close. They are trying out those huge wings.
|The parents when not feeding the young stay close to the nest.|
|This is their nest, The power even the young ones have in those wings.|
|Stopped at another forest Preserve and came upon these two Northern Flickers.|
|Chipmunk was nice enough to stay still while I photographed him.|
It was a beautiful day to out and about. I enjoyed the walk and seeing birds.
Hope you have a lovely day.