I made a road trip back to the bird rookery in north Tampa in late March. The noise was so loud from all of the baby birds screaming to be feed. The little spoil island in the pond was full of babies. Although this great egret above looks like he’s still flirting.
There were baby egrets from just a few days old to several weeks old.
The tricolored herons were still sitting on eggs.
This Mom was shading her baby wood storks from the sun.
This was the youngest wood stork baby I could see and it had a tiny fish in his beak.
This Mom had no rest with all of these babies.
It looks like the older baby got the big fish this time. It took him a while to get it down.
Great egrets were still bringing sticks back to the nests.
The baby muscovy ducks I had seen here weeks ago were almost grown now.