While walking around the rookery at Gatorland, we were able to view some Snowy Egrets at their nest. Dad was watching from above while mom was tending to the two baby “Snowies”.
Mom was keeping an eye on the little ones. (This is from my perspective – I could just see the tops of their heads)
Dan came along and I handed him my camera (to get a better view-he’s taller) Here is one of the babies on his camera:
and these are the ones we took with my camera and those with his:
As you view the chicks you will notice there is still an egg in there. That makes me think that these little “snowies” are maybe one or two days old at maximum.
Snowy Egrets are Birds of the Bible in the Heron family Ardeidae – Herons, Bitterns and are on the “do not eat” list. Who would want to eat these cuties?
the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat. (Leviticus 11:19 NKJV)
the stork, the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe and the bat. (Deuteronomy 14:18 NKJV)
We also shot some video to share with you. The first part is by me and a photographer was beside me shooting in “burst” mode. Then Dan shot the second part and you can see in the nest better. – I’m short :)