Herons Return to Reservoir

Chris Aykanian, a Silver Lake resident, reported seeing a flock of three herons at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 4 – one in a tree on Tesla and others on trees within the Reservoir area.  According to wild bird experts, blue herons typically begin nesting in Silver Lake beginning in early February. Male herons “scout” the area first to find a safe location to build or reclaim a nest and are then joined by females. The SLNC has received calls and emails regarding a proposed path leading to the nesting area and its impact on wildlife. As of now, the construction of the proposed path will take place from Spring 2018 to Fall 2018. Aykanian noted that the heron rookery is a unique regional habitat.