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Little Blue Heron (Juvenile)

Egretta caerulea

Description:

A smallish heron of the southeastern United States, the Little Blue Heron breeds in various freshwater and estuarine habitats. It is the only heron species in which first-year birds and adults show dramatically different coloration: first-year birds are pure white, while adults are blue.

5 Comments

annorion
annorion 7 years ago

Looks like a juvenile little blue heron to me. Like ebsharrett pointed out the legs are not black and neither is the bill.

ebsharrett1950
ebsharrett1950 8 years ago

Snowy egrets have black legs and solid black bills. Could be a little blue juvenile.

MeKay
MeKay 8 years ago

@Jamie - thanks - I believe you are right. I assumed it was a 'little' but after researching I see you are most likely correct. Next visit to Assateague I'll remember this and be able to identify better! Thanks again and the info is corrected!

JamieDorton
JamieDorton 8 years ago

I believe its a Snowy Egret.

DawnStarRoxanne
DawnStarRoxanne 8 years ago

Wow, looks so magical!

MeKay
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MeKay

Maryland, USA

Spotted on Nov 24, 2011
Submitted on Nov 24, 2011

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