Sunday, March 16, 2014

Yellow-crowned Night-Herons back at nests

I just stopped by the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron nesting colony in the big oaks on Dodge Ave, first block north of Jefferson Hwy, in Old Jefferson.  There were two pairs- each with one bird standing on the nest and another on a branch a few feet away.  Also a lone adult.  It is early yet, and more will presumably arrive from across the Gulf in the coming weeks.

This is especially encouraging because this colony was apparently abandoned mid-season last summer, probably due to a nocturnal movie filming episode at the spot.  Glad to see they have not given up on the site.


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Mid City:  City Park Botanical Garden, Community Book Center
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Harahan:  Double M Feed on Jefferson Hwy
North Shore:  Mandeville Chiropractic

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