One of the trees the herons use for nesting on the Island there are several trees they use High Mango trees and the fever tree. here one of the young fledglings got carried by a gust if wind and landed on the date palm and it was not too sure about its surroundings or how to take off from there.
in the heronry tree it could walk along a branch then test fly to the next, the palm frons bend under the birds weight ohh dear. mum help.
some even getting aggressive pulling at each others plumage. just like children lots of squawking and fighting in the nursery.
a few yards away from the nursery and I am back on the Nile inlet. not that we can call banana island an island now.
but the herons still hunt and feed on the murky waters caused by the land fill.
A night heron and little white egret having a fishing competition.
No problem for the Squacco the lone fisher
A young night heron it will take another 9 months before it gets its adult plumage
Night hero in full plumage. most likely the parent of the young one