I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes
Wednesday, June 18, 2013
For this week's Wild Bird I am featuring the Little Blue Heron. It is one of my favorite herons that we see here in the USA. I am showing both the adults and the juvenile.
It always surprised me that the juvenile Little Blue Heron is white and looks more like an Egret. The juvenile is all white, except for dark wings tips and have dull greenish legs. The juveniles also have a olive-gray bill.
The adult Little Blue Heron has a bi-colored bill, a deep blue body with a reddish head and neck. The Little Blue Heron and the Snowy Egret are both about 24 inches tall compared to the taller Great Egret which is 38 inches tall.
Reflection of a Little Blue Heron.
This shot shows just how tall the Great Egret is compared to the smaller Little Blue Herons. I hope you enjoyed my Wild Bird post and the lovely Herons.
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Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.
I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!