no, those are not flowers
i was driving to coconut creek the other day when i noticed this tree. for those of you in the area, it's by where coconut creek parkway and lyons meet, in a little industrial, under-construction area. for whatever reason, it seems that every bird in the area has chosen this tree out of thousands to roost in. it is truly a sight.
the tree is so full of white birds that it looks as if it's flowering. they were mainly ibises, but there were also egrets (including a fluffy-headed baby), herons, and one little anhinga sitting at the top of the tree. as i stood taking this picture, groups of four and five birds were constantly coming in for a landing, squabblng with one another for perching space. you know, as if there isn't another, empty
tree 20 yards away.
i've driven by in the evening since i took this picture and it would appear this is a nightly phenomenon. sorry i couldn't get any better pictures -- it was dark and the birds were far away.