The wild cormorants and anhingas nest in the highest trees at the bird rookery at Gatorland. High over the alligator lake, they build the tiniest nests.
This almost grown cormorant was still being fed by the parent. He was digging way down deep to get that fish that was stuck down his parent’s throat.
This handsome anhinga was still grabbing sticks for a nest.
Another one tried for the longest time to break off this branch.
Bringing it back to the nest!
Baby muscovy ducks are everywhere throughout the summer.
Cattle egrets at the rookery. Some were just starting to flirt and mate and some were already sitting on eggs.
Baby anhingas that were not flying yet. Waiting for a parent to come in with food.
Dad (on the left) flies in and the 3 babies immediately go after him for food.
The bird rookery in north Tampa was very busy in late April. Lots of babies from weeks old to almost grown. Wood storks, great egrets, cattle egrets and anhingas were the most prevelant with a few tricolored herons just starting to nest.
Turtles of all sizes were out basking in the sun in early March.
A beautiful swallowtail posing for me on a blade of grass.
A snowy egret was shuffling his feet trying to scare up a snack while anhingas, both male and females, were posing all of the gardens.
A young juvenile eagle was flying high up over my head.
Lots of critters at the Florida Botanical Gardens in early March.