Dateline – April 13, 2013

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This may be the only pair of Tricolored Herons at the University Texas Southwestern Medical Center heron rookery. They are certainly the only two I saw on this Saturday morning. In general, Tricolored herons are rarely seen in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, so this is an exciting find.

These two herons have established a nesting site and nest construction has commenced. A brief mating occurred while we were observing.

Tricolored Heron - UTSWMC Nest

Tricolored Heron - UTSWMC Nest

Tricolored Heron - UTSWMC Nest

Tricolored Heron - UTSWMC Nest

Tricolored Heron - UTSWMC Nest

Tricolored Heron - UTSWMC Nest

Tricolored Heron - UTSWMC Nest

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