Thursday, May 27, 2010
The rookery is in full swing now. There are more than 150 nests with noisy baby birds. The predominant types of birds there are great egrets, wood storks, snowy egrets, and tricolor herons. There are also a small number of green herons and roseate spoonbills this year.
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Here is an interesting photograph I took several days ago at the rookery of a pair of tricolor heron chicks who seemed determined to outshout each other!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
He caught a fish and carried it to the edge of the water. Here he worked at turning the fish around so he could swallow it. I felt sorry for the poor little fish but I guess the gull needs to eat too.
After eating his dinner the gull became fascinated by my camera and tripod. He walked over to where I was and studied me and the camera. He was obviously a little puzzled by this strange guy who was taking photographs of him! A cute little guy, isn't he?
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Here are some of last week's photos from the St. Augustine Alligator Farm bird rookery. Nesting is in full swing now!
Three great egret chicks.
The great egrets even talk while flying!
Closeup of a tricolor heron.