From the Great Blue Herons nest located in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. a new webcam.
Years ago Stanley Park in Vancouver had a camera on a Great Blue Heron's nest. At that time on a previous forum we set up a topic for the nest. It was really neat to see the nest and adults tending to the chicks. It was a little precarious when there were four chicks all vying for attention from one or two adults. The nests are not that big!
One day a group of us from Vancouver area (and I think two came over from Vancouver Island) went to the park for lunch and to watch the herons. As I recall one, if not two people received a 'partial poop shot. chuckle
The cam closed down after one maybe two seasons.
In those days the heronry was not protected from man or animals. There is now a large heavy metal mesh
fence around the area.
Today, the City of Vancouver through the Park Board announced (and carried in the Vancouver Sun paper) that it has set up a new webcam.
Webcam brings viewers up close to Stanley Park’s herons. Vancouver park board starts webcam so you can watch this year’s crop of eggs hatch.
By Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun March 18, 2015
See more at: http://tinyurl.com/qjeau5e
And on CBC television:http://tinyurl.com/lu77xe7
The webcam is actually embedded into a page from the City of Vancouver website at:http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/heron-cam.aspx
Directions on how to use the embedded camera are under the photo.
Eggs usually start hatching in April.
This is a photo I took around 11 am today:Herons & four eggs Mar. 18, 2015
, on Flickr