The great-egret chicks are here!
The memorial garden is a good site from which to see the parents feeding them. If you go there, you will notice the much noisier atmosphere. The concert of "quak-quak, quak-quak,....." is coming from the begging chicks. They cannot yet walk or fly. They are in the nests, from which they regularly pop up their very fuzzy little heads!
The smaller white birds with yellow beaks and blond chests and rumps flying around and walking in the grass are actually adult cattle egrets.
Still no work yet for us. Let us hope the cool and wet Spring continues a bit longer.