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Trio of Tricolored Heron Chicks

I stopped by their nest again about an hour and half the after the images from my post Tricolored Heron Chicks Being Fed

The chicks were awake and looking around.

Three Tricolored Heron Chicks
Three Tricolored Heron Chicks

And one was quite curious!

Three Tricolored Heron Chicks
Three Tricolored Heron Chicks

The sticks you can see were about the extent of the nest, with not much to hold them in.

Three Tricolored Heron Chicks
Three Tricolored Heron Chicks

St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Florida
April 29, 2021

Roseate Spoonbill Chicks

This was my first time seeing Roseate Spoonbill chicks and I must say those little spoonbill beaks are quite cute. Those few sticks between me and them were a disappointment, but to be this close to a nest was pretty amazing.

Roseate Spoonbill Chicks
Roseate Spoonbill Chicks

Siblings.

Roseate Spoonbill Chicks
Roseate Spoonbill Chicks

Having a look around.

Roseate Spoonbill Chicks
Roseate Spoonbill Chicks

Testing out the gear.

Roseate Spoonbill Chicks
Roseate Spoonbill Chicks

From the boardwalk, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, FL
April 29, 2021

Tricolored Heron Chicks Being Fed

I missed the adult’s arrival back at the nest but this trio of Tricolored Heron chicks was quick to prompt the parent to produce food.

Tricolored Heron Adult Feeding Three Chicks
Tricolored Heron Adult Feeding Three Chicks

Like many of the herons the parents regurgitate what they have caught to feed their offspring.

Tricolored Heron Adult Feeding Three Chicks
Tricolored Heron Adult Feeding Three Chicks

The biting/snapping/pulling of the chicks seems to have some stimulating action on the process. No worries, no images of the actual food here today.

Tricolored Heron Adult Feeding Three Chicks
Tricolored Heron Adult Feeding Three Chicks

The squawking may just be for show, and always seems to state I Want More!

Tricolored Heron Adult Feeding Three Chicks
Tricolored Heron Adult Feeding Three Chicks

When the delivery is over the adult quickly gets out of reach. It’s a wonder any of them come out of this with their eyes intact.

Tricolored Heron Adult Feeding Three Chicks
ThreeTricolored Heron Chicks – Dinner is Over

St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Florida
April 29, 2021