Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Quiet time

It does get quiet this time of year. The birds are just about finished nesting. It has been a hard season. About the time, the chicks hatched, it rained. It rain hard for several days. One place I watch these storks nest is an dead pine tree. There were 11 nests of Wood Storks there before the rain only two nest survived.

However, these birds are resilient. Here is a group at the end of the day.

We keep looking for first nest of Roseate Spoonbill but no one has reported any so far. Never the less they are all over this year.
Here is a new roost at Overlook Park in Brunswick on the mainland. I get a chance to sit and watch them for there is a very long a stop light right there at the end of Gloucester Street. Not a bad way to spend a few minutes.

1 comment:

dAwN said...

oh..sad about the wood storks. Didnt realize you got spoonbills there in the summer..Cool!