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Little blue herons are white and it is the only heron species in which first-year birds and adults show dramatically different coloration: first-year birds are pure white, while adults are blue.

Captured at the Everglades National Park – Shark Valley, Miami ,Florida.

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canon 400mm 2x extender focal 800mm

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  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent !!

  • thank you Richard

    – kathy s gillentine

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 5 years ago

    Hi Kathy- what a lovely shot! I have only seen white ones around our parts..

  • thanks so much, this one is just now turn blue

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Sonya Byrne
    Sonya Byrnealmost 5 years ago

    Nice capture Kathy. He looks so sad

  • thanks so much, there were many gators in the water that day, and I think he wanted to go fighing

    – kathy s gillentine

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 5 years ago

    what a lovely peek at a wonderful bird.. marvellous!
    ;)

  • thank you very much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • neilbrown
    neilbrownalmost 5 years ago

    Deep in thought or a tad ticked off!

    Nice take.

  • thanks alot, I think he was ticked off because of the gators there :)

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 5 years ago

    Remarkable work

  • thank you Bobby

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 5 years ago

    A beautiful little bird, Kathy.

  • thanks so much, this my first little blue heron being white just as it is turning blue

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantalmost 5 years ago
    OH MY Goodness what a delightful little Bird & very well captured.
  • thank you Malcolm

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 5 years ago

    A fine looking fellow he is a great catch .

  • thanks so much Steve

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesalmost 5 years ago

    Such a cute little fellow, lovely shot !

  • thanks so much

    – kathy s gillentine

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