Cattle Egret, Bulbucus ibis

Monday, February 11, 2008

NESTING SEASON

Amanda Whitaker, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, has reported the first nest building, a pair of Great Egrets. Activity will build up quickly now.
If you've never seen a rookery in full swing, and you are a nature lover, it's time to plan a visit.
In years gone by, the roads in Florida were spotted with Alligator exhibits, fake indian villages, bears chained to trees, you name it, if it would attract a tourist and 50 cents, it was there. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm stands far above that, it is a first rate zoological park. You won't find any elephants or giraffes, the Alligator Farm is about Florida, for the most part, just a few side exhibits of non native critters.
No, I don't work for them, but I wish I could just pitch a tent in the middle, and live there!
http://www.alligatorfarm.us/
ROOKERY

Labels: birds, nesting, spring

3 comments:

paradise said...

I definitely need to take the time to go there!!
On the calendar it goes!

At least when they're nesting you have time to focus and shoot. ;-)

tsiya said...

Give things a couple of weeks to get going. Watch the Great Egrets, the lores around their eyes will be turning lime green, it happens fast. You will see them foraging around for sticks, and flying off with what they can carry. It is just starting.

paradise said...

Thank You for that tip!

WoW, lime green? How cool.

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