Florida in Spring: Nesting Herons and Other Dark Birds

Great Blue Heron Pair on Nest

Great Blue Heron Nest Building on Tree Tops

Male Anhinga’s Beautiful Green and Blue Eye Colors in Spring

Fuzzy Anhinga Babies in Nest

Double Crested Cormorants Have Turquoise Blue Mouths During Breeding Season

Beautiful Iridescent Colors of Glossy Ibis

Green Backed Heron in Marsh

Yellow Crowned Night Heron in Tree with Spanish Moss

Juvenile White Phase of Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron Transition from White Phase to Adulthood Plumage

Adult Little Blue Heron’s Dark Feather Colors

Tricolored Heron’s Crest Feathers

Adult Tricolored Heron’s Beautiful Blue Color During Breeding Season

Juvenile Tricolored Heron’s Funny Face

Tricolored Heron Baby Hello!

Paired with my other post about Florida’s egrets and other white birds in spring, this post is about herons and dark feathered birds during nesting season.  These colorful birds and their babies make me smile! 

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

16 Responses to Florida in Spring: Nesting Herons and Other Dark Birds

  1. Ingrid says:

    Fantastic photos! I really enjoyed these.❤

  2. Pingback: Florida in Spring: Nesting Herons and Other Dark Birds — naturetime – Days of Sunshine

  3. Wonderful, beautiful, and adorable array of birds, Pam!

  4. I am really enjoying your nesting bird photos! Fantastic captures! Love them all.

  5. What beautiful pictures and birds!!!

  6. I adore these birds. They are so elegant. Your pictures are excellent.

  7. Kongo says:

    Great Heron shots, Pam!

  8. I must have missed this post altogether, Pam. What a fabulous collection of these great looking birds – Beautiful photos!

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