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Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea

Description:

Immature Little blues have all white plumage, as the birds mature they have a mottled or pied appearance, showing both blue and white coloration. Adult are blue and in breeding have reddish-buff colored necks and delicate plumes on their heads with a black tipped, blue bill. (Florida's Nature)

Habitat:

Usually seen hunting in the shallow waters of inland waterways, lakes, ponds and marshes, catching fish, amphibians & crustaceans. The Little Blue Heron will also hunt in grassy meadows for insects and amphibians. (Florida's Nature)

Notes:

This bird was wading in a low lying area after some heavy rains.

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10 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar a year ago

Its a great shot... never see such super view of this bird...!!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 2 years ago

Thank you very much Alice!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 2 years ago

Lovely series!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 2 years ago

Thank you Mary! I hope you see some chicks and post some pics!! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!! :)

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 2 years ago

Wonderful series, I love our herons and you reminded me, I must visit the rookery this weekend...to see if any chicks yet.

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 2 years ago

Thank you so much, Donna!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 2 years ago

beautiful series!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 2 years ago

Thank you Atul and Sachin-really appreciate your comments!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Lovely series,

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

Lovely!

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.12, Long: -80.64

Spotted on Oct 18, 2011
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012

Reference

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