First Year Little Blue Heron

First Year Little Blue Heron

A young Little Blue was fishing along the edge of the Ashley River marshes. It’s probably a mile (maybe two) from a swamp rookery. Most likely where he was born.

First Year Little Blue Heron
First Year Little Blue Heron

This bird still has the ‘baby fuzz’ head. Now he needs to figure out life.

First Year Little Blue Heron
First Year Little Blue Heron
First Year Little Blue Heron
First Year Little Blue Heron

He was off to a good start. This old plantation rice field is filled with small minnows, probably all around his feet.

 

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