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.