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Webcam shows Herons keeping eggs warm in snow-covered nest

The Great Blue Herons nesting on Cornell’s campus are working to keep their eggs warm after Monday morning’s snowfall.
Ithaca (WSYR-TV) – The Great Blue Herons nesting on Cornell’s campus are working to keep their eggs warm after Monday morning’s snowfall.

The webcam from Cornell Lab’s Johnson Center for Birds shows the nest covered in snow.

BirdCams Project Leader Charles Eldermire says the herons are designed to go with the flow when the weather changes and they’re still able to get food for themselves.

The mother and father aren’t moving around much in the nest. They're taking turns keeping still to help keep the eggs warm.

Eldermire says in this weather it’s better to be in an egg than to be a newly hatched bird.

The Center for Birds predicts that the birds will hatch in the last week of April or the first week of May.

The herons have nested in the oak tree on Cornell’s campus since the summer of 2009.

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