Migratory Birds of the Great Lakes University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
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Green Heron ó Nest and Eggs

The Green Heronís nest is a flimsy basket of sticks about a foot in diameter, usually placed in a small tree or shrub and located 10 to 20 feet high over or near water. The birds are fairly solitary, but occasionally nest in small, loose colonies. They typically lay a clutch of 3-5 eggs, pale blue-green in color, which are incubated 19-21 days. Chicks fledge at about 21 days.

ML Reeb writer: Laurence Wiland design: T. Yao