Monday, July 22 2019

Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron has a smooth purple-gray coloring, sharp black and white face, and long yellow plumes. They forage at all hours of the day and night, stalking crustaceans in shallow wetlands and wet fields. Their diet leans heavily on crabs and crayfish, which they catch with a lunge and shake apart, or swallow whole. They’re most common in coastal marshes, barrier islands, and mangroves, but their range extends inland as far as the Midwest.

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Sunday, July 14 2019

Little Blue Heron

I love the colors that go from a deep purple head and neck changing to a deep blue body. The Audubon suggest that despite its different last name, the Little Blue Heron is probably a close relative of the Snowy Egret. It looks much like a Snowy when it is young and white in color. They are said to be generally wary and hard to approach.

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