Little Blue

The Little Blue Heron… super neat transformation this heron goes through. When they are juveniles their feathers are completely white with dusty bluish tips and going into their immature to an adult stage they begin molting; feathers start changing.

 

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Little Blue Heron | Alice Mary Herden

 

Like any wading bird, most spend a considerable amount of time preening.. and those are the best photo ops!


Links:

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/little-blue-heron

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Little_Blue_Heron/id

https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/birds/waterbirds/little-blue-heron/


 

Don’t forget to check out my Little Blue Heron Photo Gallery: https://green-flymedia.smugmug.com/Nature-Wildlife/Birds/Little-Blue-Heron/

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Tricolored Heron

What an awesome bird.. well all wading birds are awesome! Have you ever thought about how in the world all these birds have so many different characteristics? Like some have legs that are green, some birds have yellow feet, different colors, differently shaped becks, a variety of color patterns and it goes on and on!

 

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Tricolored Heron shallow brackish water, scurry their feet in the mud to scatter small fish.

 

They are fun to watch when they are seeking small fish in the shallow brackish waters, they kind of dash around and chasing them.

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Tricolored Heron landing

 

 

Links:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tricolored_Heron/id

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/tricolored-heron

https://www.fnai.org/FieldGuide/pdf/Egretta_tricolor.pdf

The Beautiful Wood Stork

There are so many people that I have come across that cannot identify wildlife that is common to Flordia. “Ya, that big white bird.” and that is concerning.

One thing about wildlife/nature photography is to LEARN as much as you can about what you are photographing, or at least know what species it is.

This is not just a white bird, this is a very uniquely created wading bird, and is on the threatened species list due to loss of habitat.

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Wood Stork

The Wood Stork is a beautiful bird, just a simple wading bird with a powerful profile.

 

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Wood Stork perched on a snag limb. 

 

Links:

https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/birds/waterbirds/wood-stork/

http://fl.audubon.org/birds/wood-stork

https://www.fpl.com/environment/pdf/wood-stork.pdf

https://www.fws.gov/northflorida/WoodStorks/wood-storks.htm