Little Blue Herons are small slate-grey-blue birds with blue and black beaks.
They can be quite confusing to identify. When they are very young, they
are completely white.
Then for a while they are the easiest to identify, because they begin to
I've watched people confuse them with Cattle
, Snowy 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
it caught; even blown up to full
size it's too dark and fuzzy to be sure. It could be a
Until I find some little blues that are more willing to pose, have a look
at some of the other birds I've found