Little Blue Heron, Adult Colors

The full breeding colors are not there yet but this Little Blue is certainly of the mating age. He will get a more magenta and deep purple shading.

Little Blue Heron, Adult Colors
Little Blue Heron, Adult Colors

There is an island in this swamp where Little Blues will nest along side the Great Blues. There was a more active small wading bird rookery down the trails but the wetlands has filled in.

Little Blue Heron, Adult Colors
Little Blue Heron, Adult Colors
Little Blue Heron, Adult Colors
Little Blue Heron, Adult Colors
Little Blue Heron, Adult Colors
Little Blue Heron, Adult Colors

I never did see what this one was catching. In winter I would think it’s small minnows.

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