Little Blue Heron

Winter Birds Returning to Orlando Wetlands Park

November 4, 2016 -  We watched Great Egrets, Tricolored Herons, and Little Blue Herons stalking their prey and grabbing small minnows from the water.... Michael was watching a Little Blue Heron sitting in the reeds.... Read more

A Bite to Eat

More Birding Fun at Viera

November 4, 2013 - Finally, towards the end of the morning, a Little Blue Heron waded right in front of us and pulled a frog out of the slimey mud.... Read more

First of Season Warblers at CBBR!

August 19, 2011 - The juvenile Little Blue Heron that hangs out near the "Four Corners" intersection has almost completed his molt into his adult plumage.  I spotted him as he caught a bug for his breakfast.... Bird Species List (30 total): Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Moorhen, Double-Crested Cormorant,…... Read more

Quiet Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

August 7, 2011 - (Note:  Someone else stood watching all morning long and didn't see a hummer.  I guess maybe Herman's bird was a passing migrant.) As exciting as it would have been to photograph a hummer at Circle B, I didn't want to sit waiting for one all morning!  So I headed down…... Read more

Mothers and Babies at the Circle B Bar Reserve

May 8, 2011 - Happy Mother's Day!  Dyeyo and I spent a few hours at the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning before going to spend some time with my mom.  It seemed appropriate that we saw a bunch of baby birds with their moms today.  We hiked the Alligator Alley loop this morning,…... Read more

Frogs and Snakes for Breakfast at the Circle B Bar Reserve

March 4, 2011 - Anhinga I made my way up the Alligator Alley trail.  The leaves have started to cover the trees again, and sadly, no Painted Buntings greeted me today.  A bunch of Yellow-Rumped Warblers hopped out to say hello, though!  I made it around to "The Bend," where the trail curves away…... Read more

You Know it’s Springtime at Circle B Bar Reserve if…

February 20, 2011 - When he emerged, I got one lucky shot: Little Blue Heron It really was a good morning for little birds.... King Rail Species List: American Bittern, American Coot, American Goldfinch, American Robin, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black Vulture, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-winged Teal, Boat-tailed Grackle, Cattle Egret,…... Read more

Little Blue Heron

Chased by an Otter at the Circle B Bar Reserve

December 4, 2010 - The Little Blue Herons are especially easy to startle.... Little Blue Heron I was surprised to find this Turkey Vulture just standing quietly on the ground, poking at some flowers.... Species list: Anhinga, American Bittern, American Coot, American Goldfinch, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black Vulture, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal,…... Read more

Up, up, and away!

September 21, 2010 - The Little Blue Herons in this neighborhood sure like to fly away!... Little Blue Heron... Read more

…and a Dragonfly for Dessert

September 17, 2010 - We went pond-hopping on our walk tonight, and saw a Little Blue Heron in each.... Little Blue Heron with Dragonfly He tossed it around for a few seconds before doing the last gulp.... Little Blue Heron with Dragonfly... Read more

More Migrants at the Circle B Bar Reserve

August 29, 2010 - This juvenile Little Blue Heron watched me watching him by Lake Hancock.  I had to use some fill flash.  It's fun to apply the techniques that I'm learning as I read Arthur Morris's books on bird photography.  Juvenile Little Blue Heron I stood for a few minutes watching the fly-bys…... Read more

Another Hot Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

July 31, 2010 - Pileated Woodpecker A Little Blue Heron posed for me, too.  (It's funny how the ones in the trees over the trail aren't as skittish as the birds at the water's edge!) Little Blue Heron As we rounded the bend in the trail and started to move away from the lake,…... Read more

Baby Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

June 20, 2010 - Sand Hill Crane While we followed the cranes, I noticed this Little Blue Heron fishing for his breakfast.  He made such a fuss while he chased and dove!  I'm surprised he was able to catch anything, given that he announced himself so clearly.  But he caught fish after fish.... Little…... Read more

Magical Sunrise at Circle B Bar Reserve

June 13, 2010 - Black-Necked Stilt Another poser on Wading Bird Way was this juvenile Little Blue Heron.  I wonder if he's the same bird who posed for us there last week?  There have been an increased number of Little Blues all around the marshes in the past few weeks.  I certainly see more…... Read more

Slow Morning at Circle B Bar Reserve

June 6, 2010 - The first bird we saw was this Little Blue Heron, who posed for us before the sun had really come up.  I tried fill flash and got some birdie red eye.  So this was a non-flash image with some fill flash added in Lightroom: Little Blue Heron As the sun…... Read more

Little Birds Galore at Circle B Bar Reserve

March 20, 2010 - Sora This little blue heron was stalking fish in the marshy dollarweed.  When I first saw him, I thought he would better be named a gray heron, but when the light him him, his blue beak was apparent.  Too bad the dollarweed background reminds me too much of the weeds…... Read more

Our first visit to the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 8, 2009 - Purple gallinule (adult) Purple gallinule (juvenile) The sun was rising and very bright.  It was hard to get a proper exposure of this juvenile Little Blue Heron, in the sun, with the bright contrast off the water.... Juvenile Little Blue Heron Nearby, a tri-colored heron was hanging out.... Read more