So I tried all three entrances to get to the rookery at Ned’s Ditch but the Connecticut River is so high that they’re all flooded and inaccessible. But, my friend Maryjo came to the rescue and told me a secret way to get into the grassland island.
Well, the rookery is just teeming with life. The Great Blue Herons are slowly coming back to their rookery (they were the first inhabitants). Remember, they are not monogamous from season to season so they’re still flirting and trying to attract a mate. The eagles have laid their egg(s) and are patiently waiting for the arrival of their brood. And if that isn’t enough, a family of great horned owls moved into another of the heron nests and have chicks that are already growing flight feathers and flapping their wings! Just and incredible rookery! I could spend all day watching the goings on in the neighborhood:
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