Every year started from early March, thousands of birds spend the night on the island (High Island, TX) in Claybottom Pond (The Rookery). There is no where else in Texas where you can get such a wonderful look at the home life of colonial waterbirds. This gallery is about Great Egrets and their "shows" i.e. displaying their gorgeous plumes to attract a mate, stick hunting, nest building, matting, fighting and so on... The show starts about an hour or two before sunset. To view images as high quality, you'll probably need to look at the "original" size.