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A Lone Little Blue Heron


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!

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