Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Baby Egrets play mom

"Do you want to practice this eating thing again so that when Mom gets home we don't look so awkward?"

"Okay, but this time I get to play Mom. Open up."

Two baby egrets, feathers not yet fully formed, while away the time playing what is probably the only game they know. They are waiting until Mom or Dad get back to feed them, with whatever they have eaten.

The two are resting in a nest about 10 to 15 feet above the water in the lake at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, TX - a favorite tourist destination.
--steve buser

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