Walking along I suddenly heard a loud plunge which stopped me dead in my tracks. Gazing out over the water I spied a baby alligator. Oh no. Babies. That means mama is close. Using my tripod as a barrier I walked slowly and carefully noticing more and more babies in the water. What to do??? I needed to get closer to the Roseates...would I let this new discovery stop me? Double D finally caught up to me and after a brief discussion decided we would both walk the path to get nearer the roseates. I prayed out loud; I really did. I was truly spooked. We successfully birded the rookery without incident, thank God.
Here are just a few teasers. I have so many roseate spoonbill shots to share, it's unreal.
|Baby gator or possibly an adolescent. Only his head was visible.|
|First time I've seen a roseate spoonbill sitting on the nest.|
|Cattle egret gathering sticks|
|One of several baby gators.|