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Little Blue Heron (Juvenile)

Egretta caerulea


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.


annorion 10 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 10 years ago

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

MeKay 10 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 10 years ago

I believe its a Snowy Egret.

DawnStarRoxanne 10 years ago

Wow, looks so magical!

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Maryland, USA

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

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