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The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group.  It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you.  Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds and/or flowers.  All are worthy additions to the bucket.  Please let us know what is going on around you in a comment.  Include, as close as is comfortable for you, where you are located. Each note is a record that we can refer to in the future as we try to understand the patterns that are quietly unwinding around us.

Lake Chabot, CA, 05/19/2013

Continued below the orange heron's nest

As many of you know, there is a Great Blue Heron colony at Lake Chabot. I have reported on it before, most recently Here.

During last Sunday's observing session we saw three active nests. One had one adult and three young, and another has two adults and two young. The third had one adult and seemed to still be incubating eggs, occasionally standing and turning them with her beak. There were also 2 adults out fishing that we never saw associated with any nest.

So, that's it 3 nests, 5 hatchlings and 4 adults plus an undetermined number of eggs.

So, what's in your backyard?

Please post your observations along with the general location in the comments. Thank you.

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