Thursday, February 22, 2018

Rookery Island

As the day begins to end, birds start flying in from all over the bay to a single island.  The island is far enough away from other land that predators can't easily swim to it, and there is safety in numbers.


Cormorants occupy the highest perches (on the left), while pelicans take the middle 
and egrets, herons and other birds are sprinkled throughout.  

The kayakers are much too close.  Boats are expected to stay 100 meters away.

7 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

What a sight!

William Kendall said...

It's a good sanctuary for them.

RedPat said...

I hope those people haven't disturbed the birds too much!

Lois said...

Beautiful! Those are some smart birds.

Stefan Jansson said...

I really like this scene.

Taken For Granted said...

The birds don't seem to be bothered by the kayaks. We have cormorants, pelicans, and egrets here in the summer and they are quite shy of paddled and rowed boats. Never able to get this close. Thanks for all the comments on my blog. You always have interesting things to say.

Kay said...

Gee, I wonder how they came up with the name "Rookery Island?"