Baby tricolored herons at the zoo

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Baby tricolored heron looking at me.

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Was he giving me the peace sign? No, just scratching an itch.

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At first they were quiet. Then the screaming started. They must have known mom was close by.

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Mom shows up at the nest and chaos starts.

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Screaming goes on.

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Then begging.

A short video of the baby being fed. It’s funny to watch those little wings going so fast. Mom pauses in the beginning to regurgitate the food up. Yum!

I stopped by the zoo in mid-May to see if there were any more spoonbills hanging around. No spoonbills but there were a few nests with baby tricolored herons and blue herons. All were in the bushes and palm trees over the alligator exhibit.

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15 thoughts on “Baby tricolored herons at the zoo

  1. Well someone has a bad hair day!!! these are fantastic shots adn I loved the video. They looked so unsteady but I suppose they were just excercising their wings. Margaret

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