Happy Mother’s Day!!!
We all love our Moms. They love us too, feed us, protect us, teach us, and make sure we go out into the world ready for all its challenges.
Bird Moms do the same. In celebration of all Mothers everywhere, here are three recent photos of bird Moms raising their young.
Great Egret Mom feeding chicks – That’s a large chunk of sushi – those baby birds will be full if they eat all that!
Common Gallinule Mom and Chicks – These hatch ready to swim. Mom protectively takes them around the local pond, very careful to avoid gators lurking nearby.
These photos were all made this year at Gatorland in Orlando, Florida. Wild birds nest there above the Alligator breeding marsh, where the gators keep many natural predators away from the nests. Spring is a wonderful time to see all the action.
Click on any of these photos to see them larger on Flickr. And look at this album for many more images from Gatorland.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go tell your Mom you love her!
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