My parents invited us to a Great Blue Heron rookery, located only ten minutes from home. We visited it frequently over the past two months. Usually on cool, rainy days.
The rookery is visible from at least three public roads, yet few people seem to even notice it. It's a wonder that something so amazing can be unfolding in plain sight and only a handful of people are blessed enough to discover it. Humbly, I count myself among them.
Seeing so many big, beautiful birds gathering with their young has been an extraordinary experience. Otherworldly, at times. Nestlings remain from forty-nine to eight-one days, so we may have an opportunity to continue observing the rookery for a few weeks longer (as long as the trees don't fill in!).