Cattle Egret

Gatorland in Early April

April, 23, 2016 -  All the species were there: Great Egrets, Tricolored Herons, Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Anhingas, Double-Crested Cormorants, and Cattle Egrets....   I had been hoping for Cattle Egrets in breeding colors, and I got them!... But my favorite colors are those of the Cattle Egrets.... Read more

Cattle Egret

Cloudy Morning at the Alligator Farm

June, 25, 2011 - Cattle Egret The rookery is definitely starting to wind down.  A lot of the birds have fledged, although there are still plenty of chicks and branch-hopping juveniles.  I've been watching a couple of Roseate Spoonbill nests over the spring, and a lot of those juveniles weren't around today.  I guess…... Read more

Spoon-Feeding at the Polk Rookery

May, 29, 2011 - Wood Stork chicks I had to laugh when I realized that I'd snapped this picture of an incoming Cattle Egret.  Look at those pointed toes!  He should have been a ballerina...... Cattle Egret So it was a great morning.  Thanks again, Herman!!... Read more

Incredible Morning at the Alligator Farm Rookery

May, 14, 2011 - Augustine Alligator Farm's bird rookery.  It's right at peak season and the rookery, and the activity is awesome!  Some Great Egrets are still building nests, others have tiny babies, and still more have fledglings who know how to leave the nest but still haven't figured out how to feed themselves. …... Read more

Spring Morning at Viera Wetlands

April, 17, 2011 - There were Anhinga nests out there, and Cattle Egrets seemed to be nesting there as well.  Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks kept flying in and out too.  Dyeyo and I wished we could hop in a boat and get closer.  I had to settle for using The Beast and a 1.4x teleconverter. …... Read more

Let’s Go Build a Nest! (Polk Rookery)

March, 20, 2011 - Double-Crested Cormorant A couple of Cattle Egrets have started to show up in the rookery.  Most are not in breeding plumage yet, but this guy is well on his way to full color.  I love the bright oranges and purples of these birds!... Cattle Egret Dyeyo and I both enjoyed…... Read more

Cloudy, Breezy Days are Great for Bird-Watching at Gatorland’s Bird Rookery

July, 3, 2010 - Tricolored Heron fledgling The trees were covered in fledging Cattle Egrets.... Cattle Egret baby Nearby, this juvenile Cattle Egret was posing for me.... Actually, he thought he was waiting patiently for his mother to return with breakfast (and he got excited anytime a grown Cattle Egret flew overhead!) - but…... Read more

Baby Birds at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Bird Rookery

May, 1, 2009 - Bird Nests and Photographers (Look at those Lenses!!) Great Egret Mommy and Babies Little Great Egrets Great Egret Feeding Baby Great Egret Babies Great Egret Babies Tricolored Heron on Nest Snowy Egret Wood Storks Cattle Egret There were some other birds at the zoo as well, much more colorful, but…... Read more