Thanks to Robert for the tip. I received an e-mail from him over the weekend that mentioned two sets of bird nests just south of Haynes Bridge Road where the trail splits. The nests are filled with Green Herons, that look as though they are about to leave the nests. Today I saw roughly a dozen birds remaining. You will easily notice the nests if you head south from the Haynes Bridge parking lot and watch for the large sections of droppings covering the trail on both sides when the trail splits.
When I walked that portion of the trail to verify the nests today, I didn’t have my camera. I will head back out tomorrow to try and get some good shots of the herons before they leave their nests.
On another note, I was lucky to see a young deer along the trail today heading to the birds nest. It is fairly common on the Alpharetta trail to see deer. If you have any tips on animal sightings, or would like to report seeing any animals, post an article to our new Community Forums.