Egretta caerulea Photo Fiona Sunquist ©
The Little Blue Heron is a smallish, slate-gray heron with a dark gray, black-tipped bill. Adults have a chestnut-colored head and neck. First-year birds have all-white plumage and a blue, black-tipped bill.
Little blue herons are frequently seen walking slowly along the edges of freshwater marshes and other wetlands. They feed on fish, lizards, baby turtles, frogs and aquatic insects.
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