Little Blue Heron, Breeding Colors

Little Blue Heron, Breeding Colors

He was out in the sun and open swamp allowing for a decent look at all the colors and shades. They are amazing this time of year.

Little Blue Heron, Breeding Colors
Little Blue Heron, Breeding Colors

The dark slate wings now have a different shine to them. Usually they are so dark as to be almost black, and impossible to photograph.

Neck and head feathers are deep purple, a magenta.

Little Blue Heron, Breeding Colors
Little Blue Heron, Breeding Colors

The lore around eyes are a deep blue that follows right down into the beak.

Little Blue Heron, Breeding Colors
Little Blue Heron, Breeding Colors

This is a real beauty for a few months each year. The rest of the time they are deep slate blue.

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