Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Here is a good example of the breeding colors of a Little Blue Heron. I think these changes happen around April, they fade in mid summer. Even then their deep slate is beautiful (and so dark near impossible to photograph).

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

Even their bill takes on a vivid purple shade.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

The ultimate image is to catch the bird up close, with bright sun behind them. I have not been that lucky this year.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

This season a Little Blue colony has been nesting in a spot that is difficult to photograph. They prefer thickets. Still I have at least caught a few as they wander into the open.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

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