Never having been to the Rookery, I didn't really know what to expect. Others had said that there were tons of birds, yada yada, but until you actually experience it, you'd never be able to imagine the magnitude of what's there. My first impression when I stepped out onto the boardwalk of the Rookery section of the Alligator Farm and saw the sight was "Oh, my, God!". I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Tree after tree just loaded with birds. I had a longer lens on but maybe this will give you an indication of what is there: Then you'd get a fly-by (like every 30 seconds) but again, look at the background and notice all the birds: But then occasionally, you get one of these: I shot conservatively (only about 900) and I've hardly got any bad shots. Don't mean to sound arrogant about it but it's just so overwhelming with birds everywhere that it's difficult to get throwaways. These pictures don't do the place justice but it should be high on anybody's list who is planning a visit to Florida. WELL worth the 2hr drive from Orlando. Can't recommend it highly enough. And I can't wait to go back!