What an exciting day, September 4th was, chasing Immature Little Blue Herons at the Manasquan Reservoir. We were told by the nature enthusiast that works at the reservoir exactly where they hang out. We went searching and there they were, right were she said they would be. We were not able to get too close, but I am so excited to share what I have.......
An Immature Little Blue Heron
All white with greenish-yellow legs.
The bill is two-toned, blue-gray at the base with a darker tip.
The white plumage is kept for one year,
at which point the bird becomes mottled as it changes to the blue-gray adult plumage.
The woman told us there were two,
but we saw a total of three all together, they were all the same size.
Chuck took the first three pictures, the terrain was rough and steep.
I took the fourth and fifth pictures, one hour later in a different spot.
I won't mention that we were "parked" on the shoulder,
kind of obstructing one lane of traffic,
with the bikes hanging off....and people were beeping!! what's that all about?!?!
Some people have no sense of adventure!!!
I'm so glad we went back, we were able to get a little closer!!
I am linking with World Bird Wednesday at The Pine River Review.
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