Friday, January 3, 2014

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron
Adult Little Blue Heron.

On December 22, 2013 I saw three Little Blue Herons in coastal San Diego County. The adult above was at the Tecolote Creek mouth into Mission Bay. The white immature bird below was at the San Diego River mouth. Another adult was on the north end of Mission Bay at the Kendall-Frost Marsh.

All these birds were within about 4 miles of each other and Sea World, where (2000 San Diego Breeding Bird Atlas information) they have nested since 1992.

Little Blue Heron
First-year Little Blue Heron.