Monday, August 28, 2017

Tricolored Heron


Happy Monday everyone!

My prayers go out to all those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

My wild bird this week is the Tricolored Heron. Also known as the Louisiana Heron. They nest in colonies often with other heron species. The Tricolored heron has a blue-grey head, neck and back and a white line down it's chest and a white belly.  It can be seen stalking and running in the shallow water while searching for it's prey.







Adult herons have the long plume on it's head.


The photo below shows off some of the pretty colors on the Tricolored Heron.


The breeding colors on the Tricolored Heron,  shows the pretty blue and black tip bill.




I hope you enjoyed my Tricolored Heron  photos and post.
As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes


Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

64 comments:

  1. ...another one that I've never heard of.

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  2. On my first visits to Florida, being badly informed I thought I was dealing with two seperate birds. you have produced some wonderful shots.
    Take care, Gordon.

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  3. Hello Eileen! your photos of the heron are amazing especially that last close up of its eye and beak.
    A beautiful bird!
    Have a great week ahead!

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  4. Hari OM
    they are just such elegant birds, heh na?! YAM xx

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  5. Amazing shots. The birds are so beautiful up close.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  6. A a Tricoloured Heron put in an appearance in the Toronto area this year and caused a good deal of excitement amongst the twitching fraternity. So many species are more and more routinely showing up here you wonder whether this is the next heron to establish a breeding presence in southern Ontario.

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  7. Lovely photo #5 . . .
    Eileen clarity . . .

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  8. They are cool. Not as weary as some waders. Nice shots.

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  9. I love the Tricolored Heron, what a beauty, thanks Eileen.

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  10. Hello Eileen,

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of the tricolored heron! Very pretty bird.
    Happy Monday, and enjoy your new week ahead!

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  11. Tricolored herons are marvelous birds. We saw several the last time we were in Florida. Great photos Eileen :) Have a great week :)

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  12. Herons look so prehistoric to me. This one has great coloring, very cool.

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  13. What a gorgeous shot of the breeding heron'a beak. Great color.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Beautiful shots! Lovely post. Hope you have a great week, as well!

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  15. gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...and that last image, wow, beautiful color and detail!!!

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  16. Amazing creatures and beautiful captures with your camera, Eileen. Love the beak shot.

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  17. How handsome -- while my "Harry" is a blue heron, I don't think I've ever seen a tri-colored one!

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  18. Stunning shots! Love that close-up (the last one).

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  19. Excellent capture over the detail of colors and interesting heron!

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  20. Hi Eileen,
    funny to see how many species of Herons exist!
    The blue beak is so stylish! ;)

    Have a good and sunny week.
    Luisella

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  21. Oh my, your photos are incredible and they show off the gentle nature and lovely beauty of them.

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  22. I don't think I've ever seen one of these guys!

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  23. Amazing color and beautiful eyes

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  24. Wow -love your photo of the heron close-up!

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  25. Before blogging I did not know there were so many different herons. In our surroundings we only have the so called blue heron. This one is very special I think. Last photo is really amazing.

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  26. Such wonderful photo's Eileen, a lovely bird.

    Yes, I would join you in thoughts and prayers to all those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

    All the best Jan

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  27. Wonderful eyes...love the "breeding bill"! Nice pictures..THanks for sharing..

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  28. Yes, I enjoyed the Tricolored Heron very much. Great photography.

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  29. I am thinking of those in Houston too...it is unbelievable.

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  30. Wow great pictures. I've never even heard of a tricolored heron.

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  31. Great photos.

    We saw a couple of those herons today. I would NOT want to mess with that beak!!!

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  32. Absolutely amazing, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing, I really love these birds...and your photos!

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  33. Oh, Eileen...it is a real beauty!

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  34. Nice pics. Beautiful post.
    Greetings.

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  35. I like the tri-colored heron. Looks different every time :) Never boring :)

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  36. It's a beautiful bird for sure.
    have a great week Eileen!
    Wren x

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  37. Beautiful pictures! I look forward to seeing these guys come mid-spring around here! NOW that I can tell the difference between them and Great Blues! ha!

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  38. Oh wow! Wonderful pictures of this gorgeous bird.

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  39. Hi Eileen,
    this heron is really gorgeous with this multicolored feathers. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  40. Wow really good shots. We have the Green and Blue here but the green is very illusive and I have never seen a tri
    MB

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  41. Now that is the prettiest Heron I have ever seen... Just gorgeous--especially when it is in its breeding colors......

    Thanks so much for sharing this one.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  42. Buen detalle del pico Eileen!!
    Buen martes.
    Besos.

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  43. That's the first I've seen a tri-coloured heron. Thanks for the pics and wishing you a great end to the week.

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  44. Hi Eileen, An especially gorgeous bunch of photos. Well done! I saw a Trio-colored Heron tonight while out and about in the golf cart. We have a lot of ponds and lakes in our community so I am likely to spot some sort of big bird while out and about here. Have a good day tomorrow. Yes, TX and LA are in my prayers!

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  45. Eileen - the colors on the heron are SO rich - it is hard to believe it's real. I am biased toward birds that have bright colors, so this is right up my alley. Have a wonderful week!

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  46. Hello Eileen!:) The Tricoloured Heron is a beauty. Wonderful captures, and great close up photo showing it's beautiful colouring in detail.

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  47. Beautiful bird and great photos, have a lovely week..
    Amanda xx

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  48. What a pretty bird, Eileen...it's bill is so unique!...:)JP

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  49. Beautiful images and yes so sad about those in Texas. I have friends who are all ready on their way to help in the clean up.

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  50. Wonderful, beautiful Heron photos!
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  51. Beautiful shots ! I especially love that last one showing his beak /magnificent!

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  52. Very cool heron! Love the close-up... wow!

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  53. It was nice seeing this tricolor heron:)

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  54. The last shot is amazing. His beak is a beautiful colour. I wonder what has happened to all the birds in the hurricane area?

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  55. This is a new heron to me Eileen... great photos... Michelle

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  56. Gorgeous tricolored heron. Just look at those eyes and I've never noticed the blue at the base of the beak!
    Hope you have a wonderful week.

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