Raising these 2 must be hard work. She was lucky since most of the others had 3 young ones.
Great Egret with young.
These images were taken in a rookery that was located on a small island in a swampy area. Since it was surrounded by water they ignored us for the most part.
Alligators living in the water underneath the trees protect the nest from predators. However it also means when the young take their first flight there is no room for error.