A Little Blue Heron (2) - click to enlarge

A Little Blue Heron (2)

This is the second article of the Little Blue Heron series.  Click here for the first.

Below is an adult Little Blue. Except for a few lighter feathers running down front of the neck they are slate blue. Breeding season there is even a vivid magenta color.

A Little Blue Heron (2) - click to enlarge
A Little Blue Heron (2) – click to enlarge

Both juvenile and adult have the darker tipped bill. Also their head is a uniform round shape, unless they raise the head feathers and then it looks like a small crest.

A Little Blue Heron (2) - click to enlarge
A Little Blue Heron (2) – click to enlarge

This adult may have just lost all the first year white feathers since the legs still have a small green tinge to them.

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