This adult Little Blue Heron was hunting at the small pond near one of the golf courses here in the development where I live. This is the same pond where I had seen some juvenile Ibises several days ago. The Little Blue Heron is a smaller heron. Juveniles are often white but the adults are a purple blue. Sometimes, juvenile Little Blue Herons will mix-in with adult American White Ibises or with Snowy Egrets.
The Little Blue Heron wades along mostly fresh water or brackish water shores, and eats frogs, tadpoles, turtles, fish, and a variety of aquatic insects. I took these pictures early in the evening, on Sept. 16, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy!