Grackle shining in the sun. And being loud as usual.
I heard this pileated woodpecker banging on a tree as I started walking down the boardwalk. He was right at the beginning of it before you get to all of the baby birds.
Peacocks have the run of the place. They are always walking around the front of the park.
Great blue herons flying by. This is a good place to practice bird flying shots since they are all busy flying back and forth but it’s hard to focus in the air when all of the action is going on in the mangroves with the baby birds yelling.
A young spoonbill sitting in one of the front alligator exhibits.
I was standing on the sidewalk trying to get the below shot when I noticed movement in the tiny tree next to me. It was a northern parula.
Yes, the egrets go gator surfing. You can feed the alligators hot dogs and the birds try to steal them from the gators. It’s a precarious situation. Look at that big gator in the back!
Of course, I’ve got to show some gator shots. I am, after all, at Gatorland. It’s so funny to see the kids get so excited to see them.
Lots of baby egrets but also many other cool birds to see at Gatorland. Just walking around the park you can see woodpeckers, catbirds, warblers and other birds there. I’ve seen wild sandhill cranes come in to visit the resident ones. It’s a great birding place during nesting season.
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