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)
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)
This bird was wading in a low lying area after some heavy rains.
Lat: 28.12, Long: -80.64
Spotted on Oct 18, 2011
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012