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Feed Me First

South Africa, Kruger National Park, Skukuza, Panic Lake, extraordinary, iconic and  steeped in legend and history; with vast landscapes, multiple eco-zones,  and spectacular African wildlife.   This nest is built out over the Panic Lake.  We had the privilege of watching these hatchlings from opening their shell to beginning to fly.  Here a parent is feeding the juveniles.   The Grey Heron breeds either solitarily or in colonies, called heronries, in woodland close to water.  The flat nest of sticks is built usually in the crown of the tree. The young, which are covered in down in their first days of life and are fed on regurgitated fish, fledge after 20 to 30 days.
 
Grey herons are large, striking birds often spotted standing motionless at the water's edge. Having found a suitable location, herons stand and wait patiently for the right moment to stab passing prey with their dagger-like beaks. They also wade through shallow water searching for small fish andamphibians. Feeding areas are often vigorously defended against intruders.  Herons fly with their head drawn back, feet trailing behind wings beating slowly. 

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