my encounters with birds and other critters in Louisiana (mostly)
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Welcome back, Little Blue!
Little Blue Herons are arriving in force from their wintering grounds in the tropics. They have spiffed up for breeding season -- look at all the colors! And you thought they were simply blue!
This picture was taken at Lake Martin on 3/14. Though the herons have arrived, they seem to be later with courting and nesting this year. Stay tuned though -- they usually nest in the button bush which is closer to the road, so I may be able to get some good photographs.