A Few From the Rookery

It’s back to the rookery tonight at Taylor’s Murphy Park.   The opening photo was taken last week on a cloudy evening, something moody to get things started.   The other photos were taken there last evening.  In the spring and early-summer the rookery is dominated by various types of egrets, plus a few cormorants.   Nearby, but not on the island, are ducks and geese.   There is, however, the periodic Great Blue Heron.  She has the advantage of size and can pick where she wants to be, but she still had to defend her territory.  It’s fun to see the young egrets getting their growth feathers.   I’m never quite sure when the population lessens, but I try to enjoy them while they’re with us. 

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