Saturday, August 14 2021

Juvenile Tricolored Heron

Juvenile Tricolored Herons plumage changes in color rather dramatically from the juvenile stage, when they are mostly brown with blue accents as seen here.

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.

Tuesday, July 13 2021

Black-crowned Night Heron

Some studies suggest that the Black-crowned Night Heron feeds at night because they are dominated by other herons and egrets by day.

Saturday, July 10 2021

Green Heron

Green Heron with raised crest

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.

Black-crowned Night Heron

Seen by day, these chunky herons seem dull and lethargic sitting hunched and motionless in trees near water. They become more active at dusk to forage.

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.

Tuesday, June 22 2021

Green Heron

The Green Heron sits very still with their neck all scrunched as the patiently with for prey to appear and then move very quickly to nab a fish or frog.