Different things at Gatorland

Many of the birds were still sitting on eggs at the bird rookery at Gatorland in Orlando in mid-May.

Some were still flirting.

Lots of different wild birds hanging out at the park including the great egret above that stole a hot dog from an alligator. You can feed the alligators here but half of the time the birds get the food quicker.

Pretty peacock.

The youngest baby birds at the rookery that morning. The baby snowy egrets were probably only a few days old.

The gators were getting frisky.

Seeing a baby gator up close.

This guy was taking a break before the crowds were on the boardwalk.

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Friendly faces at Horsepower for Kids

Pretty peacocks.

Cute little chickens hanging around the parking area looking for bugs.

A squrrel trying to steal a snack.

One of the many friendly faces.

I caught the resident deer having a momment.

A hawk flying overhead.

A few of the faces at Horsepower for Kids near my house in late January.

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A cute baby goat!

Some very young chickens were out running around feeding on the main path.

A peacock was showing off.

Strutting around.

Creepy but pretty lizard.

I got to pet the “not quite week old” baby goat. Me and the other kids. He was so cute and friendly. I took this with my phone and was sitting on the ground watching him play.

Fun distractions on the weekend at Horsepower for Kids.

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The eagles are back – Skywatch Friday


I think most of the eagles are back in Florida for the winter and the famous couple down at Fort Myers already have eggs. You can see the web came here. I finally saw one of the eagles not too far from my house on the horse farm. He was sitting in a tree across the street from the nest. I didn’t see anyone on the nest but the mate could have been sleeping on it and I just couldn’t see her from the street.


I spotted the peacocks wandering around the neighborhood where the eagle’s nest is located. There are now a ton of them all over the place. They were pretty quiet when I stopped by but I bet they can wake up the whole neighborhood when they start screaming.


They were all over the neighborhood.


I stopped to take a picture of the eagle in the tree and a horse came over to check me out.


At a nearby pond, I found a kildeer couple.


One of them was wandering down the sidewalk in front of the houses. His friend was across the street in front of the pond.

I was excited to see the eagle back at the horse farm. I’m hoping for another successful eagle family again this year.

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Last visit to the farm


Chicken Little. Mom was teaching the baby how to shuffle it’s feet in the dirt to scare up the bugs.


Mom sure was pretty!


Cute little baby walking around with mom.


This is the 3rd time I’ve seen bluebirds hanging around near the eagle’s nest.


There were several flying around the horse pasture.


One had a bug for a snack.


These guys are loud!


Resting in the shade.




Lady in waiting.

I took a lot of pictures of the peafowl on my last trip to the eagle’s nest. Although, I should go back in a month or so and see if there are baby peacocks running around. By now the baby eagles have flown the coup. Hopefully they won’t eat that last baby chicken. I heard there were four babies and now there’s only one left. It might have been hawks that got them. The bluebirds have probably left to head north for the summer already. I’ll check back in on the nest next year.

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On the farm.


Peacocks everywhere. I always struggle with getting good pictures of them. Maybe it’s because they are always in the shade.


Peahen lurking around.


I think the one on the right is a juvenile. He was a little smaller than the adults.


Beautiful peahen showing off.


Peacock showing off. He kept doing this when the chickens got close.


Standard peacock shot.


Pretty patterns in the feathers.


A chicken strutting around.


I caught this red bellied woodpecker with a big nut in his beak.

Just a few things I saw while waiting for the baby eagles to wake up.

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