Little Blue Heron Juvenile

A lot of folks would mistake this lovely white bird for a Snowy Egret. They’d all be wrong! This is an immature Little Blue Heron. As he matures he will don blue-grey feathers on his body, with a rust head and neck. The easiest indicator is too look at the bill. A Snowy Egrets bill is solid black. The Little Blue Heron, on the other hand, has a two tone bill. Below are a couple of photos of a Little Blue Heron photographed recently along Taylor’s Creek.

Little Blue Heron along Taylor's Creek near Beaufort, NC.

Little Blue Heron.

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