Posts Tagged ‘great egret’
It happens every October or November: a bunch of egrets and cormorants will congregate along the lagoon in our back yard, usually in the late afternoon or evening. They don’t seem to be hunting for food – just getting together to “hang out” in the branches of the trees and shrubs along the lagoon.
I don’t see this behavior at other times of the year other than around a “rookery” – any ideas as to why they do this? Since we live near Hilton Head, I don’t think they’re flocking together to migrate somewhere else since I’ll see them all winter around our area as well as now.
Here’s a video of them from last fall – and I see more of them coming in to our lagoon today!