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Audubon Park Rookery and Others in New Orleans Area

Photos in this gallery were taken in three different locations--Audubon Park in New Orleans and in two swamp areas just outside of New Orleans. The egrets had a difficult breeding season in 2011. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers kept them from a rookery they had been coming to for over 30 years and they had to find a new location. At Audubon Park, some 300 egrets had already begun courting, mating and laying eggs when they suddenly all disappeared. The birds left and were not seen again.
Beginning a New Courting Season
Beginning a New Courting Season
Waiting for the Birds 2011
Waiting for the Birds 2011
Rookery at Sundown
Rookery at Sundown
The Great Display
The Great Display
Great Egrets Building a Nest
Great Egrets Building a Nest
The  Birds are Back and I'll Cry (for Joy) if I want to
The Birds are Back and I'll Cry (for Joy) if I want to
Pretty is as Pretty does
Pretty is as Pretty does
The Egrets are Gone and the Old Cathedral Cypress Tree Stands Alone
The Egrets are Gone and the Old Cathedral Cypress Tree Stands Alone
They Left Me a Forwardng Address
They Left Me a Forwardng Address
Mating Season
Mating Season
Greeting the Dawn at Audubon Park
Greeting the Dawn at Audubon Park
Great Egret Couple Discussing Their Nest in Audubon Park
Great Egret Couple Discussing Their Nest in Audubon Park
Great Egret and Anhinga Fight
Great Egret and Anhinga Fight
Egret in the Sky
Egret in the Sky
Great Egrets in Audubon Park on April 20, 2011
Great Egrets in Audubon Park on April 20, 2011
Great White Egret Rookery in Audubon Park in early April
Great White Egret Rookery in Audubon Park in early April
It Takes Two Parents to Feed These Greedy Guts
It Takes Two Parents to Feed These Greedy Guts
The Happy Family
The Happy Family
Yikes
Yikes
Oh, It's You!
Oh, It's You!
Heron Sticks His Nose in Hatching of Egg
Heron Sticks His Nose in Hatching of Egg
Great White Egret with Babies
Great White Egret with Babies
Egret with Material for the Nest
Egret with Material for the Nest
Contemplating a Nest Amongst the Flowers
Contemplating a Nest Amongst the Flowers
Sharp Beaks of Chicks Can Wound a Parent
Sharp Beaks of Chicks Can Wound a Parent
Wearing of the Green on St. Patrick's Day
Wearing of the Green on St. Patrick's Day
Beak to Beak - Mother and Child
Beak to Beak - Mother and Child
Phantom of the Evening
Phantom of the Evening
Preening in the Evening Light
Preening in the Evening Light
Ten Days Old
Ten Days Old
Three Weeks Old
Three Weeks Old
Babies as Big as Parent
Babies as Big as Parent
The Mating Has Begun
The Mating Has Begun
Great White Egret Behind a Curtain of Spanish Moss
Great White Egret Behind a Curtain of Spanish Moss
Great Egrets in Courting Season -The cute couple
Great Egrets in Courting Season -The cute couple
Great White Egret - Courting Season
Great White Egret - Courting Season
Bride has Arrived in all her finery waiting for her Groom
Bride has Arrived in all her finery waiting for her Groom
Great White Egrets Kissing
Great White Egrets Kissing
An Unhappy Courtship
An Unhappy Courtship
Egret Bride
Egret Bride