The big guys have left rookeries, even most of the Egrets.
The nesting seasons are based on size (observation). The last to use the rookery are the smaller Night Herons.
This Black-crowned dropped out of a nesting island and passed in front of me. Fast flyers but I can grab these shots now, months of practice and missed shots.
I also know I will have much fewer opportunities like this come late fall and winter.
Next spring, no way I could shoot this. Every year it’s the same thing… I am rusty and need to start figuring them out all over again.