Little Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge

Little Blue Heron

I haven’t seen many Little Blue Herons. The last was a young white one, so I’m not sure that counts.

Little Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge
Little Blue Heron – Click To Enlarge

They fish much different than the Snowy Egrets (about the same size). A Little Blue will stand there, and wait. Just wait, stroll a little, and wait again.

Little Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge
Little Blue Heron – Click To Enlarge

When the light hits them at the right angle an almost purple color replaces the blue.

This one was found in a cypress swamp and photographed at a pretty close range with a 300 mm lens. The reeds and colors always play havoc with the shots though.

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