During our recent visit to southern US, we saw quite a few great blue herons, as ubiquitous as are grey herons in the UK.
These American birds are among the largest herons, being twice as large as a great egret, and larger than the European grey heron.
We were also fortunate this little blue heron stood just by us at Brazos Bend Texas State Park. This is only relatively little, being still of a medium size, similar to a nearby ibis.
Note the blue dominance of the beak, compared to the yellow in that of the great blue.
Apparently, the little blue is white during its first year. Maybe there were more around than I thought!
2 thoughts on “Blue Herons”
Do I feel a song coming on? “My blue heron……?!”
Thank you for the follow. Sounds like you weren’t too far from our new residence. I hope to have a new page with pictures of island critters included, our stately Blue Herons among them. Your starlings were transported here many moons ago and they like our coastal accommodations quite a lot, as well.
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