April 29, 2014
Synchronized nest building
We saw these egrets at a rookery in Norfolk Virginia. The nesting site is at the curb of a busy road and is in someones front yard.
We counted at least 50 nests in the tree.
There was a steady stream of birds coming in with small branches and twigs.
The Great Egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society, one of the oldest environmental organizations in North America. Audubon was founded to protect birds from being killed for their feathers.
The oldest known Great Egret was 22 years, 10 months old and was banded in Ohio.