The snowy egrets are here. Just a few so far. By May 18 there are chicks from the snowys joining the dozen-plus chicks from the great egrets. By June it’s a village, alive and jumping.
The new colony seems spread over five clustered pine trees.
It is difficult to see which trees are holding nests. Only as the chicks grow large and test their wings in play is there a better opportunity to observe them. The fledglings poke upward through the pines with long white swaying necks and suddenly display outstretched wings.
The grove of pine trees can sustain a sizable colony that can annually renew, grow and continue for generations.