On our latest trip to Gatorland, March 23rd, one of my goals was to see if any of the baby Great Egrets had hatched. Great Egret Nest – Gatorland.
As I expected, there were still some babies there, but it appears by the age of some of them, that many had already fledged. Yet, there were enough to check out. This nest pictured above, was right next to the rail, and to my dismay, it was empty except for one little fluffy chick that did not appear to be alive.
I met Cathy McArthur there, and we were both watching this young chick. There was no breathing, so we both came up with the same conclusion. The reason I mention her name, is she has agreed to allow me to use some of her photos she also took that day.
There were plenty of other active chicks to try to get a photo of, but of course, I got my fair share of branches. :)
They have quite the hair do’s, don’t you think?
“the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.” (Leviticus 11:19 NKJV)
I did shoot a few videos, but they are a bit shaky because I was quite away from the nest. Here is one of them:
Stay tuned for more nesting birds. The Tricolored Herons and Snowy Egrets were busy preparing nest, laying eggs, and sitting on them.
[I attempted writing this post with just the Block Editor.]