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Every spring there is a wildlife spectacle in Florida that nature photographers and birders alike come to witness from all over the world.  It is the annual nesting rookery at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and for anyone who loves birds, it is a real treat in every way.  Here, on one short boardwalk constructed over a swamp you can view Roseate Spoonbills, Tricolored Herons, Wood Storks, Snowy, Cattle and Great Egrets and many more species playing out every stage of the nesting process and May is prime time for the chicks to make their debut into the world.  It is a wonderous sight and I always love having a chance to watch them during this early stage of life :-)!

 

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Angelita:

I had NO idea ya'll were going to post this! I have never seen these! What a "treat" for sure! Have I ever told ya'll how much I love and admire your photography and what a pleasure it is to be learning from the two of you?!! I adore you two like you'll never understand! Beautiful pictures!!! Love them!

(02.22.11 @ 08:18 PM)

The day before we left Florida, I took Kevin to one of my favorite places ... the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.  Not only does it have one of the most impressive displays of alligator and crocodile species in the world, it also has one of the best natural bird rookeries (a communal nesting site) in all of Florida.  Afterwards, we headed back down the coast stopping one last time along the way to enjoy the sounds of the ocean ... I really do miss Florida!!

 

We decided to play tourists and pose with a young gator ... really, I just wanted to hold one - it was so cool :-).

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This is their star attraction, Maximo the Salty (croc) ... well his snout anyways.
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Having fun with shadows :-).
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This is a very rare albino alligator (one of two they have there.)  They were only discovered in Louisiana in 1991.
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This is so funny :-).
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Someone needs braces ...
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The bird rookery.  (Left) - Tricolored Heron (Right) - Snowy Egret 
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Snowy Egrets displaying.
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Tricolored Heron with egg.
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Great Egret displaying.
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Great Egret in flight.
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Great Egret in Flight.
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Great Egret with nesting material.  This is one of my favorites of the day!
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Wood Storks at nest.  I love this series ... they seem so happy to see one another :-).
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Roseate Spoonbills.  One of the most beautiful of the heron species.
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Wood Stork on nest.
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Lisa:

Great pictures Tina, looks like your trip to FL went well. I'm glad you guys had some time to take some fun pictures.

(04.21.09 @ 03:02 PM)
Michael Chansley:

I love to play tourist when I go on trips. Even if it's only for 1/2 a day. I'm totally jealous of the alligator farm. Hope you're having fun in FL.

(04.23.09 @ 08:07 AM)