Monday, February 23, 2009

Bird Photography Weekly: Little Blue Heron

These were taken last month on the Houston Audubon Society field trip to the Greens Bayou Wetlands Mitigation Bank in northwest Harris County.

Little Blue Heron - 1/24/2009
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Little Blue Heron - 1/24/2009

After that excellent outing, I am really looking forward to this weekend's trip down to San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. Especially after reading BirdingBev's San Bernard NWR report from her recent visit to the Houston area!


For more great bird photos from around the world, check out Bird Photography Weekly #26.

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11 comments:

Kyle said...

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Kallen305 said...

Love the picture of the little blue. I have a hard time telling the little blue apart from the great blue and this photo really helps me to see the difference between the two of them.

Wisconsin Birder said...

Beautiful photo! I envy your good birding weather :)

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Great shots, Kyle!

I'm getting nostalgic...my wife and I saw this species for the first time last year when we visited the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

mick said...

Great photos. Herons are such beautiful birds.

Lynne said...

I really love the feel of that first picture. I'd frame it.

Kyle said...

Thanks, all! While it has been awfully dry this winter, I still can't argue with Wisconsin's sentiment -- the Houston area has WONDERFUL birding weather for this time of year!

Red said...

Thats not a little blue, that's a lotsa blue ;) A nice dark blue compared to the Great Blue. Much smaller than I realized too.

Great pics Kyle!

MaineBirder said...

Very nice photos! The first one is my favorite.

We get LBH here in the summer. They feed with Egrets and Ibis'.

Larry Jordan said...

Super captures Kyle! That second shot is my favorite. Such great detail and the blue and purple, wow!

behindthebins said...

I am eagerly awaiting your posts and pictures of San Bernard. If they are as good as this Heron, they will be terrific.