Juvenile Tricolored Heron - Click To Enlarge

Juvenile Tricolored Heron

These photographs were taken at the far end of an old rice field. I don’t think I have ever shot a young Tricolored like this. The browns and mottled shades were much different than an adult.

Juvenile Tricolored Heron - Click To Enlarge
Juvenile Tricolored Heron – Click To Enlarge

For a few minutes we were able to walk around both sides of the bird and bank. There wasn’t much food so maybe he was hoping we would just go away. I finally did, he won.

Juvenile Tricolored Heron - Click To Enlarge
Juvenile Tricolored Heron – Click To Enlarge
Juvenile Tricolored Heron - Click To Enlarge
Juvenile Tricolored Heron – Click To Enlarge
Juvenile Tricolored Heron - Click To Enlarge
Juvenile Tricolored Heron – Click To Enlarge

I also got reminded here to pay attention. In my ‘zeal’ for the shot I made the classic mistake of moving away from a worn path. No dangerous reptiles….heavy socks and spray didn’t matter, some small bugs ate me for lunch.

 

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