Scenes from a Bird Nesting Colony
Wading birds frequently raise their young in mixed-species colonies. See photos from one bird nesting colony in Florida.
Earlier this year, I discovered the existence of the Sagebrush Colony here in Tampa. This small island in the middle of a local neighborhood pond is home to at least 9 species of nesting birds, and beginning in late winter it becomes a cacophonous hive of activity as they begin mating, nest-building, and raising their young. I’ve spent the last few months observing and photographing, and now I’m sharing some of my favorite bird photos with you.