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egretta tricolor

  1. Tricolored Heron (Egretta Tricolor)

    Tricolored Heron (Egretta Tricolor)

    A Tricolored or Louisiana Heron. Late in the afternoon, and a bit breezy.
  2. Tricolored heron in breeding plumage

    Tricolored heron in breeding plumage

    Sitting in the shade, yet still popping with color and adornment - this tricolored heron is showing the bright blue bill, the red legs, and the long aigrette feathers on its back, all dressed up to impress a mate
  3. Tricolored heron flying high

    Tricolored heron flying high

    Another large wading bird common in Florida, and also showing some breeding coloration with the bill turning from yellow to blue
  4. Tricolored Heron.jpg

    Tricolored Heron.jpg

    Formerly called the "Louisiana Heron, "this is one of the most abundant herons in the Deep South.
  5. Tricolored heron fishing attack

    Tricolored heron fishing attack

    Unlike most of our herons and egrets who are patient fishermen, waiting perfectly still for the moment to plunge their bill - the tricolored heron is a frantic, noisy fisherman - flying out low over the water or jumping in, and plunging his head down while chasing the fish through the water.
  6. Tricolored heron sunset flight

    Tricolored heron sunset flight

    Flying past late in the day, as the sun was about to drop behind the treeline - catching the last warm light of the day
  7. Tricolored heron

    Tricolored heron

    Standing in lovely light and calm shallow waters, this one had just taken a drink to wash down a recent fish
  8. Tricolored Egret 2.JPG

    Tricolored Egret 2.JPG

    Strikes but missed
  9. Tricolored Egret 1.JPG

    Tricolored Egret 1.JPG

    A few around reserve
  10. Tricolored Heron

    Tricolored Heron

    Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor subsp. ruficollis) Sexes similar. They are beautiful year round but in breeding plumage they are spectacular. Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Shoveler Pond, gulf prairies and marshes at ca. 2 m (6.6 ft) elevation.
  11. Tricolored Heron

    Tricolored Heron

    Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor subsp. ruficollis) Photographed in a coastal marsh within the Guadalupe River Delta, north of the Guadalupe River along SH 35, north of Tivoli, Calhoun County, Texas, USA. Elevation ca. 3 m (10ft).
  12. Tricolored Heron, (breeding plumage)

    Tricolored Heron, (breeding plumage)

    Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor subsp. ruficollis) Sexes similar. My favorite NA heron. They are beautiful year round but in breeding plumage they are spectacular. Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Shoveler Pond, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Gulf prairies and marshes at ca. 2 m (6.6 ft)...
  13. Tricolored Heron (juvenile)

    Tricolored Heron (juvenile)

    Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor subsp. ruficollis) Photographed around Lake Texana, east of Edna, Jackson County, Texas, USA. Gulf Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area at ca. 13.7 m (45 ft) elevation. Shallow edge of the lake. Upslope dominated by disturbed coastal prairie and woods.
  14. Tricolored Heron

    Tricolored Heron

    Tricolored Heron, taken on April 28, 2013 in High Island, Texas. Taken with Canon 50D, 300 f/2.8 IS II lens and 1.4x III tele-extender, f/6.3, 1/400s, ISO 160. Slightly sharpened, adjusted level, color vibrance and reduced noise. Moderately cropped.
  15. Juvenile Tricolored Heron

    Juvenile Tricolored Heron

    Juvenile Tricolored Heron
  16. Roseate Spoonbills and Tricolored Heron

    Roseate Spoonbills and Tricolored Heron

    From the boardwalk on the nature trail at Long Key State Park in the evening we saw a group of Roseate Spoon bills feeding along with a single Tricolored Heron. It was a colorful sight.
  17. Out fishing on abeautiful day

    Out fishing on abeautiful day

    I think this is a juvenile tricoloured heron. Amongts the various birds at the wild life refuge this was the only one of its kind near by. Today's theme for me is Herons :-)
  18. He's looking at me

    He's looking at me

    Two juvenile Tricolored herons expressing themselves.
  19. Tricolored Heron

    Tricolored Heron

  20. Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor

    Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor

    A young bird. The weather is changing, birds that have been in the north are starting to come in. This is the beginning of a great time of year.
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