Remote Rookery

Remote Rookery

I don’t know how far into the Okefenokee we went to reach this spot but it was not easy to get to.

Boats don’t come back here because the access is through areas dense with vegetation and peat. In short, motors don’t work, a long pole to push does.

Remote Rookery
Remote Rookery

At first the birds flew off as expected however in a short while they came back to the nest sites. We were not seen as a threat.

Remote Rookery
Remote Rookery

A few Great Egrets could be seen, most birds were Cattle Egret and Little Blue Herons. It made sense, the larger wading birds were finished with nesting.

Remote Rookery
Remote Rookery

Hard to say how many were building nests around here since they were both side of the open water and deep into the brush. It must have been a few hundred at least.

For us it was nice, Cattle Egret rookeries are not common in the Lowcountry.

Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, USA.

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