April Babies - but no Giraffe!

Well, we have not one, or two, nor three but FOUR new additions to the Home Reserve.


These have all hatched out only this afternoon, and as we had a walk round the reserve this afternoon, there were raucous cries out from the treetops from those four baby herons (two each in two nests) demanding food from their parents.


The photo shows one of the newly discarded egg shells down on the forest floor.


These babies are early - we usually expect them on Easter Sunday!


The Giraffe quote is of course from Harpursville's Animal Adventure Park in New York, where they have an expectant mother Giraffe named "April".  


 


Nigel

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