Saturday, June 17, 2017

Babies at the Blue!

Blue Run Park in Dunnellon, FL is the best place to see critters of every description, especially birds!


We saw this Juvenile Little Blue Heron last weekend.


We weren't sure what he was. We knew he was a Heron but was confused when we saw his mottled colors. 


Thanks Anni for helping us with the positive ID! 


Anni wrote, 'if the bird had a BLUE BILL/BEAK with a black tip, it's always a little blue heron.' 


 And our baby Red Shouldered Hawks are hopping out of the nest.


They are both still there, hopping from the nest out onto the branches of the tree. He hopped out to say HI !!!


I know I'll be sad when we go back and they are gone. We first saw them on May 14th, when they were just little fuzzy chicks. See post HERE!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

25 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, you got some great shots of the juvenile Little Blue. I love their mottled colors. The baby hawks are a neat sight to see. Great post and photos. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and weekend!

Karen Ann said...

Good captures!

Arlene Grimm said...

What a cutie!

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful shots. We seldom see the babes only the adults. Neat!!!
MB

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

The heron shots are pretty cool. I can't recall capturing an adolescent with that coloration before :)

Susan said...

Doesn't the juvenile Heron look as awkward as our teenagers:-) Love your photos of wild life XOXO

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sis, your bird photos are amazing. Love the babies!!

Vee said...

A most attractive teenager! I find bird IDs a challenge to make quite often.

Connie said...

How fun to see the babies this spring . . . I know that you have been enjoying watching the hawks grow up.
Have a happy weekend.
Connie :)

Lea said...

Young herons and young hawks - wonderful!
Have a great week-end!

Christine said...

A www these are fantastic photos, Diane's! He did wave, Hi!"

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Herons are such graceful birds. I've never seen a juvenile, though. Great photos, Diane. ♥

Inger said...

I love your bird photos.

happyone said...

Great shots of the birds. Like the one waving. : )

Gina said...

Diane, what gorgeous shades of blue on the Heron. Sad that the hawks have to grow up but they will be magnificent beauties!

Rose said...

Oh, I did enjoy seeing these. I have never seen a baby blue!

suziqu's thread works said...

You are well blessed to be able to see these wonderful water birds slowly become fledglings. A white herron survived out of 3 eggs that their parents layed in the huge gum tree next door (we live on a huge lake and wetland at the bottom of our garden).
These events are priceless!
Hugs,
Suzy

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Awesome Little Blue at the Blue!! Simply awesome portraits Diane. And the baby hawk...that too is exceptional. Thanks so much for sharing this with us birders this weekend, at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

Gordon said...

Lovely shots of the Heron, that is one bird that confuses me when I'm in Florida, because of the great colour change.
All the, best Gordon.

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I've never seen a baby bird that wasn't sweet. Thanks for sharing. xo Laura

Carla from The River said...

I love that last photo. :-)

Lowcarb team member said...

You did get some fantastic shots here Diane, especially your last one.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

What a cute young Blue Heron. His belly looks tie-dyed hehehe. Love his blue colors swirling around his feathers. Yes, you do see lots of spectacular birds at Blue Run Park, Diane, and I love seeing them with you. : )

~Sheri

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great post ... and great info on ID... juveniles always confuse me. (LOL that' sentence is pretty much true about humans too, but of course I meant bird IDs).

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos.