Safari Park 4/18

Kenneth Weaver

The Neotropic Cormorant continues at the Safari Park.  Noted near the boardwalk
at the lower flamingo exhibit, the bird later swam to the spit at
the 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.

Ken Weaver

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