Tri-colored Herons were spotted on September 8, 2016 in The Villages, FL. I was out and about and spotted the beautiful steel-blue-grey with cream and highlights of maroon red-colored wading birds at the beautiful little Lake Mira-mar, near the Spanish Springs Square.
The Tri-color Herons are medium-sized wading birds that fish by spearing their prey which is usually fish or frogs, with their sharp bill. The Tri-color Herons wade in shallow waters of lakes, marshes, ponds, and rivers. These herons roost (rest and sleep) and nest in the branches of trees, with Cypress often being a chosen tree species here in Florida.
I really enjoy birding in The Villages. So much to see, as far as wildlife and nature, within the development! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of the photo. Enjoy!