Saturday, April 14, 2018

Our Little Blue Heron is…..

BLUE!

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Finally he turned a beautiful shade of indigo blue!

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We were so thrilled to see him and had to look extra hard to find him among the lush plants along the river’s edge.

But this is the same area we always see him.

Well except back in October 2017 he was a Juvenile and he looked like THIS!

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And even March 10, 2018 he was still white! We hiked Blue Run Park three times in March and he was white every time!

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March 4th

It’s been fun to follow him for several months and watch him change.

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March 10th

Now he is the most beautiful BLUE and he will stay blue.

Right Eileen and Anni?

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Below are photos of a couple of White Ibis.

They have bright orange and red beaks and legs. (their breeding colors)

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The water looked neat with the sun shining through the leaves.

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We love this particular hike! You are always surrounded by beauty!

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I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

29 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Isn't he gorgeous? How wonderful that you have been able to follow him from babyhood to his adult coloring.
Have a great day- We have up to 18" of snow coming---up to about 7 or 8" right now. UGH! xo Diana

Susie said...

Diane, I love the color of your little bird. He really has grown too. He was pretty while he was white even. My sister and I used to watch for a couple of wrens when we would sit by the creek during our walks. They always came to the same trees and sang awhile. It's fun to have something to watch for while walking. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Little Blue Heron is gorgeous both in it's pretty blue color and the white version. The White Ibis are pretty birds too. These are all awesome photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

ann said...

Diane, these photos are stunning. I had no idea that the blue heron was born--hatched--white. And your photos of him are so good.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh my he is gorgeous!! What a lovely shade of blue!! You are so lucky to see so much natural beauty and wildlife! Hugs!

Betty Crow said...

He sure is a beauty in his mature colors. It's nice to have pics as a juvenile. Great comparison.

Lowcarb team member said...

He is lovely, and so are all of your photographs.

Enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

Terri D said...

A beautiful blue heron!! Wow!

Linda said...

Such amazing and beautiful photos!!! I'm going back to look at them all once more!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

nice catches

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

What an amazing shade of blue. Beautiful!

happyone said...

Great captures. The heron sure is a pretty color.

laurie said...

thats amazing!!!

Vee said...

Stunning photograps of birds and water... Beautiful header, too.

Terri said...

How pretty! And how neat to keep seeing him season after season as he grows up.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful pics of the little blue heron. Love seeing his color now and before. The ibis pics are stunning too.

Cherdecor said...

He is so pretty. You are blessed to see him again.

My husband told me to tell you that he just finished a good book you might like. It is called The Discovery, by Dan Walsh.

Blessings to you!

Linda said...

Great post! He is a beautiful blue.

Anni said...

Indeed! His colors will fade some when it's not breeding season, but he will now,always be blue! Great images of the ibid too Diane

For this week, I send my thanks to you for sharing with us bird lovers at I'd Rather B Birdin'!

Sandra said...

i have always wondered why the little green heron is not green. but i did know the blue herons are blue, but did not know they were white first. he is a beauty and the water and trees in the ibis photos is stunning. makes me want to wade with the ibis

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

How lovely to watch and photograph the heron through its changes. No birdwatching here, except through windows, as we are getting a huge and inwekcome ice storm.

Arlene Grimm said...

Handsome Fella!!

Geraldine said...

Oh WOW, how cool is that. And what a gorgeous shade of blue this handsome fella is now. Thanks for sharing Diane. Hugs!!!🐝🌼🌞

Carla from The River said...

Blue is beautiful. Will he stay in the area or do they move on? That is so neat you have been able to watch him grow up.
Carla

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is a great place to walk. And how wonderful to watch the little blue grow up and into his adult colors! Loved this series,

Happy@Home said...

I had no idea that they changed from white to blue. How interesting!

Angie said...

What a blessing to see this fellow's progression ... and that blue - wow - words fail me to even describe it!!! Thanks for sharing these stunning pictures!

Jeanie said...

I had no idea they changed colors. This is gorgeous -- I am in awe.

Zaa said...

OMG ..These are spectacular pictures of the blue heron...He’s a stunner... and I do enjoy the sweet Ibis too... You captures the sunlight on the water in the habitat perfectly ..Really GORGEOUS... Thanks so much for sharing the beauty...Hugs