They always work with flair, and just a bit of drama. At one point they were called the ‘Louisiana Heron’. They can range all the way the US northeast but mostly stay in the hotter marshes and swamps.
Not the tallest wading bird, but still measures from 56 to 76 cm (22 to 30 in) long and has a typical wingspan of 96 cm (38 in).
They tend to stay in small groups, not huge flocks. However when we see big clusters of Egrets or Storks these guys sneak in to feed with them.