Cattle Egret, Bulbucus ibis

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Changing With the Seasons

The young Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea, is often mistaken for a Snowy Egret or Cattle Egret, until the blue/gray plumage starts coming in. The beak, eye and leg colors are the clues to look for.
I'm seeing a lot of the young birds now, the adults are nesting and the young ones are out on their own, getting used to the world.

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