Instead of visiting the rookery , we'd stopped at a nearby site where a few dozen nonbreeding (juvenile and nondominant male) sea lions were hauled out.
Rooks are the harbingers of spring and many people would love to have a rookery nearby, as we have at Penpergwm.
The reason for the desertion wasn't difficult to find: a pair of Buzzards had decided that the old rookery was an ideal place for them to nest!
This is the largest rookery in the world for the critically endangered species and half a million turtles nest here every winter.
After watching a tapir feed on the algae covering a lagoon, Paula led us to a giant egret rookery , where the twilight screamed like a million soccer fans.
The picture on the television was of a sunny rock slope emerging from blue waters, with sea lions at rest on the rookery and swimming through the light swells at its edge.
We also expect to see abundant turtles, as the Lacepedes are Western Australia's largest green turtle rookery .
It turns out that he has a particular fondness for penguins, and has taken it upon himself to create a rookery for them.
Between nursing intervals, the mother leaves the pup in the crowded rookery as she searches for food in the ocean.
Warning bells went off for locals in the 1970s after a deluge of visitors discovered the elephant seal rookery .