birds, egrets, Florida wildlife, nature, nesting, photography

Baby, baby…

Let’s face it, those Wood Stork chicks just aren’t all that cute.  Kinda cute, but somehow they just don’t look cuddly, like babies usually do.  And they came first, at least at the rookery near my house they did.  I got pictures of them, but the lovely, graceful Great Egrets were still rolling their pretty blue eggs all around and then settling down on them again.  I looked forward to those Egret babies though, because I would finally see adorable babies, I thought.  Clearly I was mistaken.4-1egretchick14-1egretchick24-1egretchick3And look who is ever poised at the edge of the swamp, ready to leap into action should one or another of these babies fall out of a nest.  And I don’t think he would be intending on returning them to the nest either…4-1crocinwaiting