Rookery

June 28, 2014  •  3 Comments

I got the chance over the weekend to head to Hoopers Island for some fishing and photography.  The fishing was awful and my boat trailer's tire fell off on the way home, so it was not a great success as a sporting adventure.  However, the trip was not all bad.   I visited a rookery and was able to do some shooting, and got some great shots of egrets, pelicans, cormorants, and gulls on their nesting areas.

Gull Chick

Gull Chick

Pelican chicks on their nests.

Egret chick, letting me know how tough he is.

A ruin of a tower now converted to a nesting site.

Comorants perching on their nests

Cormorant chicks.

Dead tree taken over by cormorants for nesting.  The cormorant population in this rookery has exploded, and their guano has destroyed much of the vegetation.

Pelican stands guard over her chicks.

 


Comments

3.Paul Bramble Photography
Chris,
Shot on Hollands as well as on Adams. There were some just hatched pelicans when I was there as well, ugly little cusses. While at Adams, I got swooped on by gulls, they didn't like me around their chicks
2.Chris Cerino(non-registered)
PAUL - these are awesome shots! Are some of these from Holland? Went down there with my wife and kids out of Crocheron about a month ago. The pelican chicks were literally starting to hatch THAT DAY and so they weren't that attractive to photograph. But my God, is that some amazing scenery out there.
1.Jason Sweeney(non-registered)
What an awesome opportunity. Fantastic pictures!!
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