This wildlife observations takes us out to Southlake, Texas for the very first time. Several weeks ago I received a report about this Great Blue Heron rookery from a concerned reader, and I decided to go out and have a look it for myself. The nesting site has been located in this tree near Big Bear Creek for a number of years now. But now some residential construction has begun nearby, and some folks are worried that the nesting might be interrupted as a result.
Fortunately, from the looks of things the herons are soldiering on without anxiety. The rookery is in a good spot and should continue on for many years, if given the proper deference, even after the new subdivision goes in.