For WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY hosted by STEWART.
It is a mystery to me why birds choose one area for their roosts instead of another. Sometimes you'll see a mangrove island with so many nesting birds that there's almost no space for the birds to move around (or so it seems to my eye) -- while just down the river there's another islet that looks exactly the same except that it is completely empty of bird life.
They must have a good reason because it seems to be working for them.
We passed several woodstork rookeries on a recent trip down part of the Peace River. There were a few roseate spoonbills sharing the same mangroves.
I remember how amazing it was to see these pink birds for the first time. They still amaze me!