15 April 10

Cattle Egret Rookery

Cattle egrets: chalk Last night we went to the Audubon board meeting and got there a bit early, so we walked over to North Pond to see the astonishing heron rookery. These birds are likely the displaced birds from the UC Davis Arboretum, where they’ve been hazed in an attempt to preserve historic oak trees. They are now depositing vast quantities of ammonia in North Pond. The rookery seems to be mostly a mix of cattle egrets and snowy egrets.

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