Tricolored Heron At The Edge Of A Marsh - click to enlarge

Tricolored Heron At The Edge Of A Marsh

Tricolored Herons  measure from 56 to 76 cm (22 to 30 in) long and has a wingspan of 96 cm (38 in). They are not like the Great Blues. They might be more aggressive though.

Tricolored Heron At The Edge Of A Marsh - click to enlarge
Tricolored Heron At The Edge Of A Marsh – click to enlarge

I find more in the marshlands than swamps. This fall and winter there appears to be more than last year.

Tricolored Heron At The Edge Of A Marsh - click to enlarge
Tricolored Heron At The Edge Of A Marsh – click to enlarge
Tricolored Heron At The Edge Of A Marsh - click to enlarge
Tricolored Heron At The Edge Of A Marsh – click to enlarge

Most of the information states they breed further south, down in South and Central America. However I see many juveniles that look much too young to have come up north. Probably like many other species they are staying up here.

 

2 thoughts on “Tricolored Heron At The Edge Of A Marsh”

    1. They are 😀. The marshes seem to have more than I remember. Might be the time of year. Our winter is just starting the colder 2/3 months so they might go closer to the shoreline. It’s rare to have ice but the temps are always warmer by the ocean.

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