We have six heron species in the United States. While in Florida where they vast in numbers, I was able to photograph five of them with little difficulty, and I’m still going through my photos.
The one that eluded me during those three months was the adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron. So I’ve included a photo courtesy of Eric Lipton to show for comparisons.
I thought a great way to share more heron photos would be to see them side-by-side in one post.
Do you know them by sight?
Sharing some shots in their habitats…..
As with many young birds, it gets a little trickier with some of the heron juveniles, especially the juvenile Little Blue Heron that is surprisingly all white. I actually heard people ID it as a Snowy Egret on several occasions. You can see the similarities (and differences) in the right photo below.
Little Blue Heron adult…
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