Baby tricolored heron babies hiding in the bushes. These are the fun babies to watch.
Look at those faces! They were screaming for Mom to feed them.
What was this one thinking? He’s thinking “Man, I need some hair gel.”
These two looked bored. Look at those long yellow feet.
The front one is thinking “Save me, please!”
Proud parent trying to sleep. These guys were actually pretty quiet.
Two to three-day old great egrets. I don’t know what Mom was feeding them.
“Come on Mom, we’re hungry”.
This one is about ready to go, or at least he thinks he is. He’s thinking “That’s it. If Dad doesn’t bring home McDonald’s for lunch, I’m outta here.”
On my last visit to Gatorland for the season in late May, the baby tricolored herons were just getting big enough to be funny. They all have that crazy, feathers sticking up everywhere look. They are very animated and even when they are quiet, they have a personality. There were also a few late baby great egrets as well. The season starts to wind down in mid-June. All of the babies start to leave the nests. Then the parents take off until next spring.
spectacular photo opportunities here; what a buzz to be there and witness
Hi Dina well these shots are amazing but that 3 shot is electrifying! I am surprised do did not hear me laughing from Northern Ireland!! A brilliant post.
These birds are a scream, and your comments are so funny! It’s so great to get to see these wild and crazy birds, thanks!
Sooo cute, and sooo funny! 🙂 Great post with some great photos.
they all have the funniest looks on their little cute faces.
How cute, the chicks are just adorable. Awesome photos.
Sweat and funny, love this part of the season.
Dang they are so homely they are cute. So so cute. Wonderful series.
Love the crazy feather looks. Beautiful camera work.