Little Blue Heron 8/4/18

You don’t often see these birds since Little Blues are herons of tropical and subtropical swamps and estuaries, breeding from Brazil through the Caribbean to the Gulf and mid-Atlantic coast states of the US. ┬áIn New England we get a few every spring and a few do breed here in mixed rookeries, then a few more might show up in late summer during the post-breeding dispersal. First-year birds are all white and often confused with Snowy Egrets which are much the same size. Adults are blue with purplish necks and heads.

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