the other Bird Party Island

After disrupting all the seagulls on Bird Party Island, we paddled over to the larger of the Murphy Islands. This one had less gulls, more trees, and these goofy fuckers. I wouldn’t have guessed it, but great blue herons make their nests in trees! Check it out:

They don’t seem like they’d be particularly savvy architects and I don’t know if I’d trust these nests to hold one of my kids, but I guess it works for them. Once we started looking carefully, we noticed that the trees were full of these precarious, twiggy, heaps: