Saturday, September 04, 2010

Great Egret & chicks

Great Egret & chicks, originally uploaded by beverlykaytw.

There is a nice bird sanctuary/rookery right in the middle of the Sarasota Bay and Inland Waterway (not sure its exact name). There were a ton of these Great Egrets but also Brown Pelicans (with big fuzzy white chicks) and Cormorants as well as a few other species scattered within. I seem to recall that it was over 1000 adults - or maybe it was 1000 pairs... on what seemed to be a very small island.

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