And it was only 5 mins. from our house. We went over by Home Depot, and I wanted to check the man made pond that is there. Eagle Eyes actually spotted the Heron before me. I had to shoot through a chain link fence, but the pictures were actually decent. A Coot was in one of the pictures as well.
We stopped by to see the young Hawks. We were thrilled to see both of them today. The Hawk with the darker coloring was in the tree this time. The other bird was flying around.
Right after I took that picture the Hawk flew off, and joined the other one. It was fun to see them fly, and play with each other. One sad note. The last 3 times we have checked on the Raven nest near by we noticed it was empty. We don't think the birds were old enough to fly off, plus the chicks usually stay with the parents 4 to 6 months after they learn to fly. We don't even see the Adult Ravens. We think maybe an Owl robbed the nest. The other Raven nest we have been watching has better news. We are pretty sure the chicks have hatched. We thought we saw a small black head yesterday, and the Mom Raven has been sitting up higher in the nest. That nest is in a better area. So we will keep checking on that nest. Today I did get a picture of the Mom sitting in her nest.