These small herons crouch patiently to surprise fish with a snatch of their daggerlike bill. [Little Blue Heron calls (croaks)] Two herons, one dark, the other white, feed at the edge of a wooded pond in the South. Photo by Dennis M Forsythe The other is pure white. It looks much like a Snowy when it is young, but molts to a dark slate-blue plumage as an adult. Despite its different last name, the Little Blue Heron is probably a close relative of the Snowy Egret. From a distance, the Green Heron is a dark, stocky bird hunched on slender yellow legs at the water’s edge, often hidden behind a tangle of leaves. Other Sounds Snowy Egrets make clicking sounds by snapping their bills closed during aggressive displays. Little Blue Heron - 13 November 2020 - Wampler Dr., James Is, Charleston Co., SC. Generally wary and hard to approach. A small, dark heron arrayed in moody blues and purples, the Little Blue Heron is a common but inconspicuous resident of marshes and estuaries in the Southeast. The dark bird has a blue-gray body and red-violet neck. Calls of Little Blue Heron 134186 recorded by M.J. Fischer; feeding (water) sounds from track on Snowy Yet both birds are Little Blue Sounds of birds provided by The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. They stalk shallow waters for small fish and amphibians, adopting a quiet, methodical approach that can make these gorgeous herons surprisingly easy to overlook at first glance. Seen up close, it is a striking bird with a velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, and a dark cap often raised into a short crest. Nests in colonies, sometimes of this species alone; in large mixed heronries, Little Blues tend to nest along the edges.
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