Photo Gallery: Birds of GustineLoading
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    At least cattle egret roost close to each other near the top of this tree off Laurel Ave. (6-18-13). Gustine trees have attracted cattle egrets and some black-crowned herons for a communal nesting rookery.
    Debbie Noda | The Modesto Bee
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    Bird dropping cover this plant near the trees were a group of birds are nesting (6-18-13).
    Debbie Noda | The Modesto Bee
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    Two young black-crowned herons squawk from the top of a tree along Lucerne Ave., near Laurel Ave., (6-18-13). Gustine trees have attracted cattle egrets and some black-crowned herons for a communal nesting rookery.
    Debbie Noda | The Modesto Bee
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    Cattle egret land on trees along Laurel Ave., (6-18-13). Gustine trees have attracted cattle egrets and some black-crowned herons for a communal nesting rookery.
    Debbie Noda | The Modesto Bee
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    White bird dropping on Lucerne Ave., near Laurel Ave., (6-18-13) close to one of the communal nesting site. Gustine trees have attracted cattle egrets and some black-crowned herons for a communal nesting rookery.
    Debbie Noda | The Modesto Bee
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    A black-crowned night heron walks on a rooftop (6-18-13). Gustine trees have attracted cattle egrets and some black-crowned herons for a communal nesting rookery.
    Debbie Noda | The Modesto Bee
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    Cattle egret and a black-crowned night heron at bottom left congregate in trees off Laurel Ave., (6-18-13) Gustine trees have attracted the birds for a communal nesting rookery.
    Debbie Noda | The Modesto Bee
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    Debbie Noda/dnoda@modbee.com A cattle egret takes off from trees on Laurel Ave with the first quarter moon in the background (6-18-13). Gustine trees have attracted the birds for a communal nesting rookery.
    Debbie Noda | The Modesto Bee
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    A cattle egret after take off from a tree on Laurel Ave. in the late afternoon with the first quarter moon in the background (6-18-13). Gustine trees have attracted cattle egrets and some black-crowned herons for a communal nesting rookery.
    Debbie Noda | The Modesto Bee
Birds in Gustine have residents there tired of the dropping and smells. They've converged on a neighborhood near Laurel and Lucerne avenues for a second straight year.
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