The Tri-colored Heron was having a field day in this quiet little pond, repeatedly flying over the water just above the surface, dipping in, catching a fish and then repeating the process over again, going in the opposite direction.
The Tricolored Herons did their best to attract some attention in their showy breeding plumage. The two photos above were taken last week, and the photos below were taken this past week. Lots of Tricolored Heron parents are already busy keeping their lovely blue eggs cozy! If you’re a Tri-colored Heron, who does what? “Females […]
I recently read an informative article (see this link at Florida Audubon) with a unique perspective on the Tricolored Heron’s ‘multi-colored’ appearance. Here’s an excerpt: The Tricolored Heron Has More Than Three Colors, “Multicolored Heron” might be a more accurate name for this small wading bird, formerly known as the Louisiana Heron. Their plumage changes […]
The mornings and evenings are a bit cooler now, and the days are not nearly as humid anymore. Heading into everyone’s favorite time of year in southeast Florida! The warblers are here, and soon our resident wetland birds will begin the busy months of courting and nesting☀️
“Every day I walk out into the world / to be dazzled, then to be reflective.” (excerpt from Long Afternoon at the Edge of Little Sister Pond, by Mary Oliver, Owls and Other Fantasies, 2003)
Like so many of our wading birds. “the Tri-colored Heron faces many threats to its population, such as the continued development of wetlands.” (Florida FWC) This fellow is one of the many Tricolored Herons who are fortunate enough to frequent our local constructed wetlands, a win-win for the birds as well as for the visitors […]
‘Strikingly slender’, according to Audubon, the Tricolored Heron is an active lone forager in marshes, swamps and other bodies of shallow water. Very common in the Southeast United States, it’s one of our most abundant year-round Florida wetland birds. Same lovely bird, but in breeding plumage this time! Still known to some as the Louisiana […]
A Tri-colored Heron contemplates his next move just before the sun sets. See more about these delightful wading birds at All About Birds and on some of my previous Birder’s Journey posts.
I love this quote from author Jonathan Rosen’s wonderful book, Life of the Skies . . .! “Everyone is a birdwatcher, but there are two kinds of birdwatchers: those who know what they are and those who haven’t realized it yet.”