PHOTO GALLERY: Ibises rule roost in Cypress Wetlands

Posted by JEFF KIDD on August 28, 2013 

The town of Port Royal's Cypress Wetlands is a remarkable spot -- an accessible rookery in an urban setting. All manner of egrets and herons make their nests there, and the hatchlings draw lots of visitors in late spring and early summer, as we wrote back in May.

But this time of year, ibises rule the roost in the wetlands.

The attached photo gallery is from a 30-minute trip there on Sunday. It's a flurry of activity, with juveniles ready to fledge but still sticking close to the tree top nests. Adults still dutifully bring food home, to the squawking delight of their young. It's worth a trip, and particularly if you live in northern Beaufort County, the trip will not take long.

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