Saturday, July 23, 2016
Report on Pontchartrain Park ibis/heron rookery
Yesterday I swung by the mixed heronoid rookery in Pontchartrain Park (aka Bartholomew golf course), which is on an island in a lake on the golf course.
The joint was jumping, as is typical this time of year. Numbers seemed similar to past years, dominated by White Ibis, which had lots of small young in their nests. They were followed in decreasing abundance by Black-crowned Night-Herons and Cattle Egrets (roughly tied), and smaller numbers of Tricolored and Little Blue Herons and Snowy Egrets. Although one Great Egret was hanging around, none were evident nesti