Sunday, July 31, 2005

Young Great Blue Heron?

It's a foggy morning and this little guy is doing some fishing outside my window. I'm pretty sure it's a young great blue heron. It seemed a little big to be an immature egret.


bethd said...

great picture for a foggy day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda said...

Hi Brian! How big was the bird? I think it's an immature little blue heron. They're 27" tall and are white when young and blue when adult. (blotchy blue-grey when transitioning) Also the two tone bill looks like a little blue rather than a great blue.... Great Picture!

Mostly Torn said...

Thanks Linda! I hadn't heard of a little blue heron. It sounds like that was it. It was pretty small - about the size of a seagull.