Along with the Spoonbills and Cattle Egrets, there were quite a number of Little Blue Herons at Rip’s Rookery this past weekend. Their coloration proved to be a little difficult capture clearly, but with some bright sunlight and a clear day, I was able to get a few great shots.
The Little Blue Heron was not a “first” for us at Rip’s Rookery, as the Roseate Spoonbill and the Cattle Egret. We have seen these only a few times before moving to Louisiana, but have seen them back in northern Mississippi. But never in the number we were able to enjoy them at Rip’s Rookery.
They are a relatively dark bird, yet not “black” dark. More like different shades of blue and purple. On one hand, someone could describe them as drab. But a closer look reveals a grand bird indeed. Boldness in it’s dark blueness. A sharpness in its beak. And yet, in very much difference to most Herons and Egrets, there is almost a softness in this ones eyes, and the subtle dark purple head lends itself to a soft almost compassionate aura.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit at Rip’s Rookery and I highly recommend it to anyone. Multiple species and some of the most wondrous and elegant wading birds one can find.
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