2023—Rookery Denizen

The Brandon Rookery, surrounded by car and motorcycle dealerships outside Tampa, was a hidden gem. Despite its location in the midst of an urban industrial area, Wood Storks, Great Egrets, Anhinga, and White Ibis filled the trees and shrubs on the two small islands in the middle of a small lake. Most were starting their mating rituals and we watched pairs as they carried sticks and constructed nests. This White Ibis posed in front of a perfect background as it seemed to watch the surrounding activity.

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