Late that afternoon, one adult was in the nest with the furry black babies when the other swooped down and dropped a sizable delivery.Clear as day, there it was: a small, limp, brown-and-white cat.Alligator feeding demonstrations are at 9am and 12pm PT from the platform. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park started in the late 1800's as a small exhibition of Florida reptiles.Today it serves both the public and the scientific community with educational shows and exhibits, research, and worldwide conservation efforts. Augustine’s Alligator Farm, native herons, egrets, Roseate spoonbills, and wood storks seek the security of this swamp to roost and raise their young.With hundreds of alligators swimming beneath the oak branches, the birds have continued to use this established rookery for generations knowing their young are safe from tree-climbing predators such as raccoons, opossums, and feral cats.
The female (recognized by the heavy striped pattern on her breast) does most of the incubation and the male often feeds her at the nest.
bird people war has made it to federal court] In this particular case, by what seems to be a very hard-core eagle couple that resides in eastern Pittsburgh, and whose domestic life is streamed live on a web cam.
Mom and Dad have two young beaks to feed, and cam viewers learned Tuesday just how seriously they take that job.
The parents are great providers of fish, hovering 30-100 feet above the sea, before plunging feet first under water, snagging the fish with their sharp talons.
About fifty days after hatching, the young start exercising their wings in the nest and take their first practice flights from the nest.