Venice Rookery

The Venice Rookery is one of the premier birding and bird photography sites in Florida. During nesting months (usually beginning in December and lasting through May), daytime activity includes Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Anhingas, Snowy Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Glossy Ibises, Green Herons, Tricolored Herons and Black-crowned Night-Herons busily building or enhancing nests, courting, incubating eggs, and raising chicks. I returned to the rookery this past week for the first time in quite a while and was happy with the photos I captured. I took a lot of flight shots of the birds coming and going to the island and captured several instances of nest building and courtship behavior. Of course I also took quite a few shots of the babies and “toddlers”. Not bad for a morning’s work.

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