Pictures along the coast from Houston, through Beaumont to Orange to the Louisiana state line. Wherever my adventures take me -- photos that spark the mind.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Overpopulation, heron style.
I am guessing the constant crush of heron flocks led to the demise of this tree. The site is the Lacassine exit on I-10 in Louisiana. I was on my way home and saw the flocks zooming in by the hundreds -- Ibis, Cattle Egret, Snowy Egrets, Blue Heron, and even some shore gulls.
The gathering seems to be an occurrence starting about 1 1/2 hours before sundown. The cacophony grows louder, the lower the sun gets and the more birds that come gliding in.