Friday, May 4, 2012

The Rookery at Smith Oaks, High Island

Actually, the rookery is named Heron Island and is horseshoe shaped.  It sits at one end of the Clay Bottom Pond.  It is a nesting and roosting habitat for herons, egrets, cormorants, and spoonbills.  This is a predator free sanctuary for these and many other species as it is completely surrounded by water.  However, any visitor is afforded a variety of viewing opportunities as many well designed viewing platforms have been constructed.  Close enough to get grand looks at the waterfowl while leaving the birds safe and undisturbed.

By the way, have you ever heard Roseated Spoonbills “talking”.  It’s hilarious.

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