Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hoover Reservoir mudflats

Immature Little Blue Heron, Aug 14, 2007

Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron

Immature Great Blue Heron

Lesser Yellowlegs


Larry said...

I've yet to see a Little Blue heron-unless I overlooked one.

Andy said...

They can be tricky, but you probably haven't overlooked one unless you are in an area with lots of other small white egrets. Things to look for on an immature is the pale bill and blueish-green leg color. Here in Ohio, the other commonly seen white egrets/herons are Great Egret, which stands out from its size and big yellow bill, and Snowy Egret, which is similar in size to Little Blue Heron but has a black bill and legs (with yellow feet).