Just wanted to share a nest that we observed at Gatorland this week. The Great Egret was standing and I was able to get a photo of the three eggs. Then I turned the video on while she inspected the nest and then settled down on the eggs.
After I had moseyed on down the boardwalk, I took this photo looking back at where I was standing:
If you make it larger, you will see how close we can get to some of these nest. This nest was the closest one to the rail. It is always enjoyable to journey over to Gatorland during the nesting season.
“If a bird’s nest happens to be before you along the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, with the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young; you shall surely let the mother go, and take the young for yourself, that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days.” (Deuteronomy 22:6-7 NKJV)
We left both the mother and the eggs alone. I’m looking forward to more days in the future to go bird watching. Lord Willing!
More to come on this latest trip to Gatorland.