Tricolored herons are a lot like calico cats, only in blue, and
feathers. The adults have a little white flag of feathers behind their
head. They wade the shallow wetlands plucking fish from the water and
Their beak is black on the tip, and the top half changes to a brilliant
blue during mating season.
Every so often a mother tricolored heron will stand up and you can get a
peek at her eggs.
Finally, one day there was a puffball big enough to get a half decent
photo of. Now I've got a better lens and I hope to catch these herons at
While the birds are still young, or juveniles, the non-white feathers on
their head and neck are a rusty brown color.