Thursday, March 25, 2010

Babies at Gatorland

It all starts here. Two egrets getting frisky in the bushes.

Mom! Where'd you go?

Mom with her back to me with 3 babies.

A set of parents admiring their 2 babies.

Another mom feeding her 2 babies.

I had a Flickr meetup this past Saturday at Gatorland in Orlando. It was perfect timing as the great egrets were having babies. The bird rookery there was full of wild birds mating and laying eggs. There were several nests that already had babies on them. These babies will fledge and take off in around 6-7 weeks. It's funny how their beaks seem to grow first. It seem bigger than the rest of their body. There were tricolored herons there starting to mate so I'll have to go back in another month.

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