Urban Rookery

White Point Garden, a public park at the tip of Charleston Peninsula, is home to a Night Heron Rookery.

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In mid-August the young were on their own, investigating the ground and the limbs of the massive Live Oaks that provide a dappled shade throughout the park.

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The parents were less visible and appeared to be sleeping while the young were out exploring, oblivious to the tourists strolling underneath.

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