Many times, when I look out my bedroom window, I will see the wonderful birds that visit the lake. Yesterday, the Great Blue Heron made his rare appearance – much to my delight.
The Great Blue Heron stands about 4 feet high, the Tricolor stands about 2 feet. Another major difference is the coloring.
In the past, I confused the two herons in my mind. I have it clear now. They are confusing because The Great Blue is not gray-blue mostly. It has a white head with a black feather sticking out the back and white neck. The Tricolor is mostly blue and has a zipper-like white stripe down the front of the neck. Whoever named these two had the intention of confusing us, I’m sure.
I was lucky to be able to grab my camera and click a few, just before he flew away.