14 Mar Rookery Update 3/14
Photo by Olis Garber
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Rookery is beginning to bustle!
Currently, over a hundred Great egrets can be observed nesting, displaying, and incubating. The maximum adult count last season was 154 birds, so a few more are still expected to show up for the breeding season. About a dozen Roseate spoonbills have been roosting daily, with quite a few birds obviously paired up with a mate. The Wood storks are finally in the St. Augustine area in larger numbers, but have not yet begun nesting though they are expected to shortly. Black and Yellow-crowned night herons can still be observed roosting in the rookery for a few more weeks.
See you on the boardwalk!