Four of the five nests have Great Blue Herons incubating eggs. The fifth nest is a newly constructed nest, and that pair of herons are now engaged in building the nest and courtship rituals.
Six pairs of great blue herons are now sitting on their nests and incubating eggs in their island tree at Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake. In April, eggs will begin to hatch in the various nests and a cacophony of squawking will be heard far and wide.
“This has been a good year for the herons. Not as good as last year, but still a good year. If all 16 chicks survive, that will be 242 chicks who learned to fly in Golden Gate Park.”
Great Blue Herons can be seen nesting at Stow Lake.
The Great Blue Herons have returned to Golden Gate Park and built five nests on an island near the Stow Lake waterfall. The first chicks hatched on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The non-profit organization San […]