Yesterday Chris Rimmer of VCE found a Little Blue Heron at Campbell Flats in Norwich, VT. He reported, “… and an immature egret/heron that was either a Snowy Egret or a Little Blue Heron. I never managed to get my spotting scope on the bird, but based on a 20-25 second view through binoculars as it perched atop a tree, I believe it was a Little Blue.”
By this morning a few folks much more expert than I had concluded it was indeed an immature Little Blue Heron.
I was fortunate to spend 13 minutes with this beautiful heron this morning. I normally do not like to photograph birds with backlight, but it worked out very well with this bird.
This is how many large birds signal they are about to fly.
But it did not launch. It first needed to scratch…
… and stretch its wings.
Finally it flew. I believe it was reacting to a farm vehicle that started up nearby.
Here are some more photos I took.