More shots from the bird sanctuary

I’m finally getting around to posting the additional pictures from my visit to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary in late January. The wild great egrets were just starting to nest in the trees over the exhibits. They nest here since the eggs will be somewhat safe from predators and they may get a free snack.

This night heron was sleeping in the mangrove trees. It was a little chilly this morning so he had his face tucked in.

The sanctuary has tons of young night herons since the night herons also nest in the trees and they also nest over the nettings that enclose some of the injured birds. The juveniles look very different from their parents. They are funny to watch and act like clowns.

Looks like one of the injured oystercatchers has a broken wing.

The view from the observation tower at the back of the sanctuary. It’s a rare sight to see the beach so empty. It was chilly and spring break hadn’t started.

SkyWatch Friday

5 thoughts on “More shots from the bird sanctuary

  1. Thanks for this visit to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary. I love to vicariously visit outdoor places, so this was a treat. I’m visiting via Little Things Thursday and am glad I found you!

  2. I love all these photographs!

    What a great place to spend some time with your camera. I am familiar with that pose of the Black-crowned Night Heron as it looks like me on a chilly morning.

    Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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