A great blue heron intermediate morph that occurs when a great blue heron and a great white heron (which is a specific morph of great blue heron found in South Florida that presents as all white) mate...the Wurdemann's heron is an odd hybrid that's quite rare and a treat to see
How many different birds can you fit into one picture?
My identifying skills are not great yet, but I'm hoping these are correct. Double crested Cormorant, American white pelican, Ring-Billed gull, and in the background out of focus (didn't notice him until I was reviewing the images) great...
I was taking pictures of a yellow crowned night heron and this bird came flying by! It's just a lucky shot as the backgrounds in this area are almost always full mangroves. However, I like the palm and grasses that are in this one.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias subsp. wardi) Sexes similar. West end of Galveston Island, San Luis Pass, Galveston County side, Texas, USA. Barrier Island, a straight connecting West Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Sandy Beach and sand dunes.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias subsp. wardi) Sexes similar. Throat fluttering. Anauhac National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of High Island abutting East Bay, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Shoveler Pond, coastal marshes and prairies at 2-3 m (6-10 ft) elevation.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias subsp. wardi) Sexes similar. John Crompton Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Remnant elm/hackberry/yaupon woodland with trails and a small man-made pond at ca. 96 m (315 ft) elevation.