I hope that somebody with confidence will share thoughts on this one but I will appreciate everybody commenting. A year ago on Upper Texas Coast I photographed a heron that basically looks like a Little Blue but I am not convinced this bird is ‘pure’ Little Blue.
Little Blue is, unfortunately, the less observed heron by me so if I have an opportunity to record its behaviors I always try to collect as many as possible. But will back to this in the moment.
Presented heron has a little weird plumage coloration but this can be a result of lighting. What is bothering me it is a color of the lores and the bill. I tried to search internet for Little Blue images but couldn’t find one well matching my photo. Also this heron was feeding using 'open wing' method - not something Little Blue is well known for (it was recorded only a few times) but Tricolored (or Reddish) use it all the time. So if you have a moment to take a look at the photos and share your opinion I will appreciate it.
Thanks in advance