The main reason to go to Gatorland in Orlando is the babies. In the spring, wild birds come to raise their babies in the mangroves along the lake full of gators. The gators keep the raccoons and snakes away. I wonder if there is safety in numbers there. With all of the babies, I’ve never seen a hawk cruising around looking for a snack. I guess because there are so many adult birds in a concentrated area to fight off attackers. All of the above are great egret babies. The last picture above is probably the oldest ones. Maybe a month old.
The above 3 are of a snowy egret family.These babies are just a few days old.
Thrown in to the mix of all of the different white birds was a baby grackle.
I took a ga-zillion pictures on this trip. So many fun things to see. I’ll be posting a lot about this trip.