Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 20, 2011 Birding Deschenes Rapids at dusk, Great Egrets and Black-crowned Night-Herons

Birded Deschenes Rapids at dusk and observed 2 Great Egrets fly in and land in the area of the Ring-billed Gull colony on Conroy Island. There were at least 12 Black-crowned Night-Herons perched in the lower shrubbery and a couple of nest were seen. This is the area the first nesting record for the night-heron was confirmation a few years ago. Also, a number of Double-crested Cormorants perched and again likely nesting too.

A distant views of the Ring-billed Gull colony where now Black-crowned Night-Heron and Double-crested Cormorant have bred recently.

This site is where 30+ Great Egrets roosted last fall for a short time and recently a pair have returned. Nesting??

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