I don't know anything about the ownership of that property but you are 
correct that standing underneath the trees, especially so early in the 
nesting season, does disturb the birds and cause them to abandon the 
colony. So to all of you photographers, please pull out your long lenses 
and keep a respectful distance from nesting birds.

Nancy Drilling
ColonyWatch coordinator
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

On Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:22:40 AM UTC-7, Natalie P. wrote:
> I saw someone standing directly underneath the heron rookery off I-25 in 
> Fort Collins this week, taking photos. I was under the impression that 
> property was off limits, and that being directly underneath the trees might 
> disturb the nesting birds? Does anyone know?
> -Natalie

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