There are a few Tri-colored Herons living around the small park lakes in my area now. I am delighted to see these beautiful medium-sized herons. These wading birds hunt for aquatic snails, small fish, larger aquatic insects, tadpoles (pollywogs), frogs, and tender smaller turtles.
The Tri-colored Herons live near the water, and enjoy life here in Central Florida, on lakes, and in marshlands. I took these pictures in Lake County, Florida on July 23, 2015, and again on July 27, 2015. Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of that image. Enjoy!