Egrets At A Rookery

Egrets At A Rookery

These are several Great Egret photographs I had placed in a ‘to do’ folder a week or so ago. All from the same swamp rookery. Because I just visited the same place, and so much has changed, I thought it was time to publish them.

Egrets At A Rookery
Egrets At A Rookery

Both Egret pair, above and below, have been evicted by aggressive Anhinga. This surprised me since the Egrets are typically the bully.

Egrets At A Rookery
Egrets At A Rookery

When I saw this first happening I was concerned the Egrets would just leave. But they started over in other nearby branches.

A few chased away Anhinga taking their nests.

Egrets At A Rookery
Egrets At A Rookery

The building, and chaos goes on. The Herons start earlier so most have larger chicks, sadly they are not completely immune from the craziness.

 

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