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The Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) in Kaw Kwang beach on low tide.

  

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Little Blue Heron (Egretta Caerulea) taken at Corkscrew Swamp.

Little Blue Heron (Egretta Caerulea) taken at Corkscrew Swamp.

14 April 2014

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

If you look close, the turtle is looking up at the LB Heron too. A decent sized turtle btw...

Immature little blue heron (Egretta caerulea)

One of last years chicks, the blue plumage will begin to develop soon. At his stage the LBH may be mistaken for a Snowy Egret or Cattle Egret, but the beak and leg colors are unmistakeable.

20 Apr 2015.

Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston Co, SC.

Immature.

06 Aug 2009.

LaSalle Pond, Bucks Co, PA.

Juvenile.

 

29 Jul 2011.

E B Forsythe NWR, Atlantic Co, NJ.

Note the pale greenish-yellow legs of the Little Blue, while the Snowy's are brighter, with varying amounts of black on the foreleg.The Little Blue also has dusky wingtips, hard to see, but never found on Snowy.

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Take outs in the bird world !! © Glenn Dickey Photography 2010

1-22-13 Green Cay Wetlands near Boynton Beach, FL

3-8-14 Green Cay Wetlands near Boynton Beach, FL

 

In tree

 

Morning visit to Daniel Webster Sanctuary

Little Blue Heron, Attwater Prairie Chicken Preserve, Sealy Tx. Canon 500mm f.4L IS USM © Glenn Dickey Photography 2010

Downing a frog

 

Morning visit to Daniel Webster Sanctuary

12-7-10 Wellington Wetlands on Flying Cow Rd in Wellington Florida ...

 

One of last years chicks, the blue plumage will begin to develop soon. At his stage the LBH may be mistaken for a Snowy Egret or Cattle Egret, but the beak and leg colors are unmistakeable.

Little Blue Heron (Egretta Caerulea)

Little Blue Heron, Attwater Prairie Chicken Preserve, Sealy Tx. Canon 500mm f.4L IS USM © Glenn Dickey Photography 2010

1-1-12 Green Cay Wetlands near Boynton Beach, FL ... Palm Beach County Big Year Bird

 

06 Jul 2013.

Summit Bridge Ponds, New Castle Co, DE.

17 May 2011.

Churchville Nature Center, Bucks Co, PA.

The few sightings of Little Blue Heron in Bucks Co each year are mostly juveniles. This adult was unusual, and was only seen this one day.

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11 May 2013.

Fort Dupont, New Castle Co, DE.

Photo taken during light rainfall.

06 Jul 2013.

Chesland Park, Cecil Co, MD.

 

28 Jul 2010.

Assunpink WMA, Monmouth Co, NJ.

Juvenile.

28 Jul 2010.

Assunpink WMA, Monmouth Co, NJ.

Juvenile.

Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea, along flooded Sullins Way at Bear Creek Park (UTC 097), Harris County, TX, 21 April 2015.

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23 Apr 2016.

Smathers Beach, Key West, Monroe Co, FL.

20 Apr 2015.

Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston Co, SC.

Immature.

11 Sep 2015.

John Heinz NWR, Philadelphia Co, PA.

Juvenile.

 

20 Apr 2015.

Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston Co, SC.

Immature.

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