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Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea


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.

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 3 years ago

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

MelissaFerguson 3 years ago

Thank you very much Alice!

alicelongmartin 3 years ago

Lovely series!

MelissaFerguson 3 years ago

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

MaryEvans2 3 years ago

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

MelissaFerguson 3 years ago

Thank you so much, Donna!

DonnaPomeroy 3 years ago

beautiful series!

MelissaFerguson 3 years ago

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

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 3 years ago

Lovely series,

Atul 3 years ago


Melbourne, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.12, Long: -80.64

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


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