Name of Bird Species: Great Egret, Snowy Egret, and Green Heron nests with chicks
Number of Birds Sighted: Estimate adults and chicks on/near nests:
36 Great Egret
32 Snowy Egret
12 Green Heron
Date & Time of Sighting: June 9, 2017, 10:00 – 10:45am
Location of Sighting: Jenkins Point: 1st pond to left as enter on Jenkins Point Road, and Old Wharf Road
At first pond to left as enter on Jenkins Point: 5 Great Egret and 3 Snowy Egret nests with chicks. Also spotted juvenile Green Heron so must be nest there too.
On Old Wharf Road: 4 Great Egret and 5 Snowy Egret nests with chicks, all visible from road. Also in tree, just to left of this pond near road, spotted a Green Heron nest with 3 chicks, and at least 12 total Green Herons including 9 juveniles/chicks. Be careful of the baby alligators sunning near this tree, and their big mama keeping a close watch. Adult gator eyed-balled us as she swam by, and later gave a very loud bellow from back of pond that seemed to denote her displeasure with us in this area.
Great photo opportunities of chicks and adults in action!
Article Submitted by Aija Konrad, Photos by Ed Konrad