Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Bird loss at rookery worries observers

"Conservationists are investigating a mystery of missing birds at Lake Martin, the picturesque rookery in St. Martin Parish that draws large flocks of bird watchers and photographers each spring. The great egrets and roseate spoonbills, generally the earliest arrivals at the rookery, alighted as usual this year. In the past few weeks, something has gone awry, said Keith Ouchley, state director for the Nature Conservancy, the nonprofit conservation group that manages the rookery."

Link: Continue reading at theadvocate.com

Great Egret image © 2006 Mike McDowell

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