Saturday, July 24 2021

Tricolored Heron Breeding Plumage

Huge color change from the juvenile colors to these breeding colors.

Tri-Colored Heron - Breeding Plumage

A Tri-colored Heron in its Breeding Plumage is even more colorful.

Sunday, July 4 2021

Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America and can be seen standing silently along, or in, water.

Friday, July 2 2021

Great Blue Heron

This Great Blue Heron tried to hide from me and eat in peace but I got this photo before it moved deeper into the brush.

Little Blue Heron

This Little Blue Heron apparently likes this lookout on the road that leads to C.R.E.W. which I visit frequently and see in the same spot time and time again.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Herons have patches of powder down feathers on their chest. The heron is able to apply this powder to its underbelly in order to prevent them from becoming slimy and oily from wading in the swamps and, to remove the slimy oils from fish.

Wednesday, June 23 2021

Tricolored Heron

The Tricolored Heron, as its name shows, is colorful heron with a mix of blue-gray, lavender, and white with a very pronounced, long beak. Breeding birds have small white plumes extending from the back of the head, a bright blue patch of skin around the bill, and pink legs.

Tuesday, June 22 2021

Purple Gallinule

The Purple Gallinule may be Florida's most colorful birds with their purplish head and body, greenish wings and back, a yellow-tipped red bill, baby-blue frontal shield, and bright yellow legs and feet.

Friday, June 18 2021

Dixie Iris

The Dixie Iris is a rare plant found in a range of South Carolina to Florida and Louisiana growing in wet, shallow, sunny areas such as marshes, ditches, swamps, and streams or riversides of the coastal areas.

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