Amateur ornithology makes a comeback in Midtown | People
Some on-again, off-again residents have returned to their tree top homes above South Barksdale in Midtown.
And it's the human neighbors who are craining their necks, hoping to get a glimpse of the family of herons.
There are five nests that have captured the attention of local of people walking or driving by. On occasion you can see hatchlings covered in downy stretch their wings.
Neighbors who have been watching the birds for years say they usually live near the water, but come into town to have their babies.
Brad Payne brought out his zoom lens to see if he could capture the wildlife in the middle of the city. He admits the birds leave quite a mess on the pavement below, but says it's worth it to have such fine feathered neighbors.