The Neotropic Cormorant continues at the Safari Park. Noted near the boardwalk
at the lower flamingo exhibit, the bird later swam to the spit atthe east end of the lake.
A distant ibis on the same spit lacking the typical white face was possibly
the previously-reported Glossy, but the distance was too great for certainty.
A female Vermilion Flycatcher in a eucalyptus grove west of the African
elephant exhibit aggessively drove a Cassin’s Kingbird away, possibly
indicating a nearby nest.
Heron/ibis nests observed at the park (no’s in parentheses) included:
Snowy Egret (15), Cattle Egret (15), Black-crowned Night-Heron (5), White-
faced Ibis (11). Nests are still being built and this is not a complete inventory,
but these numbers are much lower than in past years. I saw no young, but
some night-herons had already produced young in March.