Tag Archives: Tricolored Heron

Wading Together

Wading birds wade in some pretty dull looking spots. Despite the unattractive mud and decaying vegetation this duo created some interesting reflections.

Great Egret and Tricolored Heron
Great Egret and Tricolored Heron

They were not interacting in an obvious way and surely had no idea they made a lovely circle with their reflections.

Great Egret and Tricolored Heron
Great Egret and Tricolored Heron

They wandered back and forth but never got more than 8 or 10 feet apart.

Great Egret and Tricolored Heron
Great Egret and Tricolored Heron

Below is a wider view of their surroundings.

Great Egret and Tricolored Heron
Great Egret and Tricolored Heron

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1/9/2018

Tricolored Heron Looking Around

Making a noisy production of it, this Tricolored Heron flew past me  up the canal.  I saw where he landed but the pathway along this part of the old rice field is lined with a lot of trees so I didn’t expect to see him close up. I got a peeking view of him through some branches, expecting him to fly off any moment as they tend to be skittish.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron

He stayed put even when I passed by to another vantage point that included his gorgeous reflection and more of the fallen tree that he perched on.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron with Reflection

He continued to stay put as I moved on and rounded the corner for yet another view that included some fall color.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron in fall landscape

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Tricolored Herons

A number of Tricolored Herons were hanging out around the dike surrounding the old rice fields this afternoon.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron perched above the water

The one below is probably older.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron and his reflection

The small herons are territorial and this one was making his presence known to an approaching Snowy Egret. The reeds on my side of the water kept me from photographing the egret.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron defending his spot

The egret kept on coming and pretty soon they both took off, squawking and flapping. They settled down in a new spot out in the reeds.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron in flight

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