Little Blue Heron  
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Herons are small slate-grey-blue birds with blue and black beaks. Sometimes.
They can be quite confusing to identify. When they are very young, they are completely white.
Juvenile Little Blue Heron
Then for a while they are the easiest to identify, because they begin to turn blue:
Little Blue Heron, White Juvenile
I've watched people confuse them with Cattle Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, and even a Reddish Egret, which is a little bit similar but has red on its beak and a redder neck than these little blues do even in mating season.
This little blue has a much redder neck, and has just caught some creature from beneath all that duckweed. I'm not sure what creature it caught; even blown up to full size it's too dark and fuzzy to be sure. It could be a dragonfly larvae.
Little Blue Heron, White Juvenile, Flying
Little Blue Heron, White Juvenile, Flying
Until I find some little blues that are more willing to pose, have a look at some of the other birds I've found.
Little Blue Heron, Blue and White Juvenile
Little Blue Heron, Adult Blue Bird
Little Blue Heron with raised wings
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron Eating
Little Blue Heron Prey
Little Blue Heron
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