We spent a few hours at Gatorland on 4/24. It had been a couple of years since I had been there and I had forgotten what a cool, "old Florida" place it is. Inside of the park is a bird rookery that provides excellent photographic opportunities. There is a boardwalk along one side of a very large Alligator breeding pond surrounded by foliage chuck full of bird nests. If you go in April, you have a great opportunity to see many nests, birds in their most colorful plumage, nests with eggs, nests with chicks and a whole variety of behaviors. In fact, there are so many birds in a very concentrated space you find it difficult sometimes to compose your images.
Here is an image of the site from a previous visit:
This year there were more Great White Egrets than I remember and fewer of the darker birds. I didn't see a Great Blue Heron, and in past years there were many. But the photo ops were plentiful. Here is a short slide show from this year's favorites:
And, here is a link to my Gatorland gallery.