This is the rookery in Murphy Park, Taylor, Texas. These great white egrets are building nests now. This one is just landing carrying a large, thin stick to add to the nest. We haven't been here for a couple of years, but some of the trees that they used to roost in are gone (there have been several incidents of very severe weather in the area during this time), and the population this year seems much lower. But it may just be too early yet. We'll revisit in a few weeks to see how things are coming along.