See heron chicks before they “Fly the Coop”


Locals have their last chance to see the chicks in the Magnolia heron colony before they “fly the coop”.

Heron Habitat Helpers report that the chicks are almost the same size as their parents and will be leaving the colony between now and July.

At the moment, the nests are crowded and noisy, as the “teens” strut their stuff and test their feathers, getting ready to fledge. Some chicks can also be seen at the shoreline learning to fish.

Locals are welcome to join Heron Habitat Helpers this Saturday, June 25, from 1 p.m. – 3 pm at Commodore Park () for the last public viewing event of the season!

“We’ll have our telescopes set up and will be ready to answer your questions,” says Marla Master from Heron Habitat Helpers.

The event is free and open to all. Invite your family and friends to learn about Seattle’s Official City Bird!

Photo courtesy of Aurora Santiago.

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