Rookery ... Heronry

Kelly Mcallister mcallkrm at
Sun Mar 31 18:38:24 PST 2002

On Sat, 23 Mar 2002, Cliff Drake wrote:

> Someone asked me recently why we call it a heronry and not a rookery. I

> couldn't answer him other than to say everyone else does it. So why do we?

Where's Steve Herman? Oh well, I can paraphrase what he has said on this subject.

Rookeries are where Rooks are raised... not herons.

Kelly McAllister
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Olympia, Washington
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