Little Blue Heron On The Hunt - click to enlarge

Little Blue Heron On The Hunt

This time of year a Little Blue Heron has vivid breeding colors. Their head and neck can be almost magenta.

Little Blue Heron On The Hunt - click to enlarge
Little Blue Heron On The Hunt – click to enlarge
Little Blue Heron On The Hunt - click to enlarge
Little Blue Heron On The Hunt – click to enlarge

Also their bill has a blue / purple shading.

Little Blue Heron On The Hunt - click to enlarge
Little Blue Heron On The Hunt – click to enlarge

During the rest of the year they are slate blue. Very dark and frustrating to photograph because of it.

Little Blue Heron On The Hunt - click to enlarge
Little Blue Heron On The Hunt – click to enlarge
Little Blue Heron On The Hunt - click to enlarge
Little Blue Heron On The Hunt – click to enlarge

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.

 

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