The last of the great egret babies watching mom preen. They’re looking at her like “Excuse me, we’re hungry!”
They were front and center at the bird rookery.
Waiting for mom to come back with food.
One of the first great egret babies born in early March is being fed by Mom. Both babies were attacking her at the same time.
Mom feeding a baby on the left. Two siblings on the right might have been fighting over who was next. They really look pretty when they are young. So clean and fluffy.
Zoom in on mom feeding the juvenile baby.
More feeding pictures from my trip to Gatorland in mid-May. Most of the great egrets were almost fully grown with the exception of a late nest right in the center of the boardwalk. The rookery was busy with feeding activities going on all morning. By the end of June most of the ones born in March will be gone and the rookery will start to quiet down. There were still a few blue heron and cattle egrets being born though.