Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Spring!

How's this for a roost? (click to enlarge)

This is Rookery Island in Sun City, Hilton Head and is right inside the main gate. Soon it will turn from a roost into a full fledged rookery with nests filled with Egrets and Herons. All winter long, the trees look like this. This evening, the majority of birds were White Ibis. I saw about 10 Little Blue Herons, a large number of Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets, a couple of Tri-colored Herons and large flocks of Black and Turkey Vultures.

The photograph was taken from the golf course side of the island.
When we play at Sun City's Okatie Creek Golf Course, the green on #3 has a great view of Rookery Island. Sometimes I'd rather stay there and have a day full of birds than play golf :) One day, though, the breeze was just right and the smell..... well let's say I was thankful to move onto the next hole.

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