Happy Birthday! Chesapeake Conservancy Celebrates Two Baby Birds

The Chesapeake Conservancy announced this week the birth of a baby great blue heron followed by the arrival, just a short time later, of a baby peregrine falcon.

 A new baby blue heron. Photo: Chesapeake Conservancy

A new baby blue heron. Photo: Chesapeake Conservancy

In partnership with Explore.org, the Chesapeake Conservancy, an Annapolis-based non-profit conservation organization, operates a webcam that features three blue heron nests in a rookery (colony) on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

There are 10 to 12 nests in the rookery, and it can support up to 50 birds once all eggs have hatched for the season.

The baby blue heron's three siblings have not yet hatched.

The falcon chick, called an eyas, was born to parents Boh and Barb, who reside on the 33rd floor of the Transamerica Building in Baltimore. The eyas was their first of the season.

The Conservancy has a third wildlife webcam that features an osprey.

To take a look at what the different birds are up to, click here

 

 Video snapshot of a new falcon chick (bottom right) above downtown Baltimore. Photo: Explore.org

Video snapshot of a new falcon chick (bottom right) above downtown Baltimore. Photo: Explore.org

-Laura Boycourt

Laura Boycourt