Little Blue Herons are white during the first year of life, and can be difficult to distinguish from Snowy Egrets. This mature heron was easy to identify.
This Little Blue Heron was fishing along the river in Gigante that drains into the Pacific. I watched as the heron stalked, snatched, and swallowed this fresh water fish.
1. Sibley DA. The Sibley Guide to Birds. Alfred A. Knopf New York. 2000.
2. Sibley DA. The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behaviour. Alfred A. Knopf New York. 2001.