Snowy Egret Convention at Coal Oil Point
By Robert Bernstein
Snowy Egrets seem to be holding a convention at Devereux Slough at Coil Oil Point past Isla Vista!
Here are some of my recent photos there!
I did not grow up around such magnificent birds. To see just one is an endless treat for me.
But in recent weeks these beautiful birds have gathered in significant numbers in one set of trees
The birds are gathered, but they do fly around
Devereux Slough is a bird refuge that is beautiful and is home to many bird species
It also offers wonderful vistas
I am not sure how much longer this gathering will last. The area is best accessed from Isla Vista or from Storke Road by foot or bicycle. But motorists are allowed in specifically for bird watching and for
creating art. Parking is very limited for that purpose.
I practice my music at the bluffs near Isla Vista. So it is a regular joy for me to pass this area.