This time of year a Little Blue Heron has vivid breeding colors. Their head and neck can be almost magenta.
Also their bill has a blue / purple shading.
During the rest of the year they are slate blue. Very dark and frustrating to photograph because of it.
This is about as close an opportunity as I have had so far this year. That is unusal having a rookery just down the road. I’m hoping the population increases soon. If not we might have a very slow July and August.