Snowy 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.... The Snowy Egrets were mostly on eggs, some with small chicks....  I saw only this one Snowy Egret in full breeding colors.... Read more

Gorgeous Birds at Gatorland

April 17, 2013 - My last Gatorland post focused on the Snowy Egret that I saw hatch, but I saw lots of other birds last Saturday morning also.... Snowy Egrets were in all stages of breeding....  Already bigger than the adult Snowy Egrets, the Great Egrets are some of the slowest to mature.... Read more

Tiny Miracles at the Gatorland Rookery

April 13, 2013 - Early on in the morning, I noticed the cute pair of Snowy Egret babies that would peek out when their mom stood up....  Alligators around her were doing their mating calls, the Great Egret chicks above her were begging for food, and the Snowy Egret teenagers right next to her…... Read more

A Morning at the Farm

May 15, 2012 - It's prime nesting season at the rookery now.  The Great Egret chicks are pretty big.  Tiny Tricolored Herons and Snowy Egrets are beginning to hatch.  There are more Roseate Spoonbill nests than ever before.  Everywhere you look, there are birds!... Read more

Snowy Egret

Fishing Snowies

January 26, 2012 - When I took yesterday's picture of the Lesser Scaup, a Snowy Egret was fishing down at the pond.  He was fun to watch as he hopped around and fished for his dinner.  With each hop, he made his way closer to me, until he was almost full frame.  Then he…... 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

St. Augustine Alligator Farm…A Preview of Coming Distractions!

May 13, 2011 - Augustine Alligator Farm photographing the baby birds at the rookery.  There are chicks of all kinds now, and the rookery is bursting with activity.  The baby birds are not altogether unlike humans.  For example, these two Snowy Egret chicks clearly weren't seeing eye-to-eye on who should get to eat breakfast…... Read more

Let’s Go Build a Nest! (Polk Rookery)

March 20, 2011 - Augustine Alligator Farm Rookery, this one is totally wild.  There were hundreds of birds there, most of them sporting their breeding plumages.  We saw Great Egrets, Wood Storks, Roseate Spoonbills, Black-Crowned Night Herons, White Ibises, Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, Tricolored Herons, Little Blue Herons, Brown Pelicans, Double-Crested Cormorants, Anhingas,…... Read more

Finally! I Photographed a Painted Bunting at the Circle B Bar Reserve!

February 13, 2011 - This Snowy Egret already has his breeding feathers, the long lacey tendrils on his head and back.... Snowy Egret, Breeding Plumage Just before "The Bend," I found a Red-Shouldered Hawk's nest last time I went to Circle B.... Yellowthroat, Common Grackle, Common Moorhen, Double-crested Cormorant, Eastern Meadowlark, Eastern Phoebe, Fish…... Read more

Baby Roseate Spoonbills at the Alligator Farm

June 11, 2010 - Tricolored Heron Fledgling We saw a Snowy Egret nest with eggs, so the hatching isn't quite over.  This nest had tiny babies, who were happy to eat the fish that their mother offered them for breakfast.... Snowy Egret nest There were Wood Stork nests all over.  The babies are pretty…... 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