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.
You can see more photos from this bird nesting colony in my previous blog posts about Great Egret nesting and Anhinga courtship.