Right now the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has two live cameras trained on the nest of a great blue heron. Click on the link below at any hour of the day or night and you can see what's happening with the mother and her four eggs—up from three in the photo above because she laid another last evening. Our Notebook friend LJ let us know about the link and added, "Turn the volume up and you will hear red-winged blackbirds, geese and others in the background. Her feathers rustle in the breezes and it's fun to see the male come and go from the nest, too." The eggs are expected to start hatching in late April.
Check the cameras out for the most peaceful sights and sounds that you'll experience today.
Just click here: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2433
Here's another article about the cameras and about herons: