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Tri-colored Heron

This Little Blue Heron was spotted at a small pond near Morse and CR-466 in The Villages, FL.  I also saw two Tri-colored Herons on Lake Paradise also in The Villages.  Both types of these herons are occasionally seen here in The Villages on several lakes and ponds here.  I believe the Little Blue Heron is one that probably lives in the medium-sized nearby Lake Sumter and the freshwater marshlands around that lake.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored Heron with Great Egret

Little Blue Heron

Comments on: "A Little Blue Heron and Two Tri-colored Herons" (6)

  1. Hello, great sightings of the Herons. I miss the Florida birds. Enjoy your day and weekend.

    • Hi Eileen, Yes, I’ll bet you do miss the birds here. The migration is beginning so our bird population and human population will be increasing in coming weeks. Have a super good weekend!

  2. I’ve never seen a little Blue Heron. They certainly are blue!

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, most of the Little Blue Herons are a vivid purplish-blue hue. The juveniles are all white. As the birds age, they darken and in breeding season they are especially shiny and blue. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I saw a Great Blue Heron recently on a large pond in Michigan. They look similar to the Tri-colored Heron, just a different color. They are very shy, it was a secluded area, so I think I surprised it and it flew away as I approached. I don’t think we have the little ones here, so it was interesting to see your photos.

    • Hi there, Nice that you got to see that Great Blue Heron. Most of the time, I have found that the herons are pretty shy and do not like being near people at all. Glad you like the pictures. I enjoy getting out and taking them. Have a wonderful day tomorrow! Thanks for your nice comment!

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