Little Blue Herons

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Little blue herons (egretta caerulea) are birds of quiet waters from estuaries, marshes, and tidal flats, to streams, swamps and flooded fields of the southeastern United States, coastal Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America into interior Brazil. Most birds are resident.


They usually forage in water 2" to 6" deep feeding on small fish, amphibians, crustaceans and insects. They only wade up to belly deep in the water. They typically stand and wait for prey or creep along slowly.

Lonely Teenager

A juvenile little blue heron perches on a snag over the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Heron With Lizard

This little blue heron caught a large lizard in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce lake Park.

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Little Blue With Lizard

This little blue heron caught a large lizard in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce lake Park.

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Foraging Little Blue Heron

A little blue heron forages in the marshes beside the Lake Apopka North Shore Wildlife Drive in Orange County, Florida.

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Just A Little Blue

A little blue heron perching in a dead tree beside Bishops Harbor Road in Rubonia, Florida.

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Perching Little Blue

A little blue heron perching in a tree on Bishops Harbor Road in Rubonia, Florida.

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Blue Serenity

This little blue heron was perched in a dead tree beside Bishops Harbor Road in Rubonia Florida in mid November of 2016.

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Hair Raising Experience

A little blue heron rests on the branch of a dead tree on Bishops Harbor Road in Rubonia in Manatee County, Florida on a late summer's day in 2016.

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Lonely Sentinel BW

little blue heron rests on the branch of a dead tree on Bishops Harbor Road in Rubonia in Manatee County, Florida on a late summer's day in 2016.

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Lonely Sentinel

A little blue heron rests on the branch of a dead tree on Bishops Harbor Road in Rubonia in Manatee County, Florida on a late summer's day in 2016.

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A Blush Of Mauve BW

A little blue heron rests on the branch of a dead tree on Bishops Harbor Road in Rubonia in Manatee County, Florida on a late summer's day in 2016.

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Hair Raising Experience BW

A little blue heron rests on the branch of a dead tree on Bishops Harbor Road in Rubonia in Manatee County, Florida on a late summer's day in 2016.

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