A Short Hop, Little Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge

A Short Hop, Little Blue Heron

Two quick shots taken as one of the young birds was taking a test run.

A Short Hop, Little Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge
A Short Hop, Little Blue Heron – Click To Enlarge

After moving from branches to adjoining tree tops a big step is ‘Island Hopping’. Basically a short flight between the close islands in this rookery.

A Short Hop, Little Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge
A Short Hop, Little Blue Heron – Click To Enlarge

This is not without danger though. First is a mistake and a dunk in the water, the other is a high jumping Alligator if the bird is too low.

Yes, Alligators can jump straight up out of the water. They are powerful swimmers.

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