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pine island rookery at sunset

2003-04-14 - 11:11 a.m.

The last event of Bird Fest was another amazing spectacle on a private property called Pine Island located a short way outside of Madisonville.

egret rookery at Pine Island cypress swamp

Here we enjoyed a wine and cheese party while observing a huge rookery of the various white Egrets, mostly Great Egrets, with fluffy youngsters begging and elbowing each other for food.

adult Great Egret with babies through telephoto

At sunset, hundreds of White Ibis adults and young dropped in to roost in the cypress trees thick with Spanish moss, six or a dozen or two dozen birds at a time, in a mini-tornado of Ibis that was breath-taking against the pink sky.

twilight with distant flock of Ibis coming in for a landing

Here and there, the lighter bodies of Ibis and Egret were accented by a posing Anhinga.

Note: All photos � 2003 by Roger Williams, all rights reserved.

Here's the list, with italicized birds seen roadside rather than on Pine Island proper:

  1. Anhinga
  2. Great Blue Heron
  3. Great Egret
  4. Snowy Egret
  5. Tricolored Heron
  6. Cattle Egret
  7. White Ibis
  8. Plegardis, sp. -- 4 seen together
  9. Black Vulture
  10. Rock Dove
  11. Downy Woodpecker -- female
  12. Great Crested Flycatcher
  13. Eastern Kingbird
  14. Fish Crow -- vocalizing
  15. European Starling
  16. Northern Parula - heard
  17. Yellow-Rumped Warbler - "Myrtle"
  19. Prothonotary Warbler
  20. Red-Winged Blackbird
Hummingbird Report: At least one male R-T hummer using the window feeder.

Notable: This morning, I observed my first Ribbon Snake of the season lounging on the brush pile.

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