Dancing For Dinner
Tricolored Herons will often put up their wings and get all excited and start ‘dancing’ around when they spot a fish. This Tri put on a bit of a show while fishing in the salt marsh during low tide earlier this week. I saw him snag a couple of small fish so he was in the right spot.
His bright blue bill and reddish head and tail plumage indicate our friend here is in breeding condition.
Great capture. I love the way you have captured the drops of water coming off his claws – gives an idea of how he is dancing.
They are quick dancers too! Twirling and bouncing around in all directions. 🙂
A great shot! Great sharpness and lovely that even the droplets from his foot is captures!
Thanks, it was fun watching this active colorful bird in action!
Another great capture, Phil. His bill is a gorgeous shade of blue!
Thanks, they really do look nice when in breeding season. 🙂
Well thanks so much Vicky!
There’s something about this shot -perhaps the claws, that make him look absolutely prehistoric.
Yeah some of the herons and wood storks as well do have a sort of prehistoric look for sure.
What a gorgeous bird! Such a favourite! You are so lucky to have them so close to you, Phil!
We are lucky to not only have an interesting variety of wildlife but also how close much of it comes in.
What a fun display. Really enjoy the detail here, and the way the background suits him! 🙂
They are fun birds and look quite colorful this time of year.
He’s really gorgeous. Great shot, Phil. 🙂
He is a rather handsome chap isn’t he? Thanks Sylvia!
Very beautiful GBH shot, Phil.
I always enjoy seeing these birds and glad you liked the shot.
Wonderful shot. Love the attitude.
Thanks, they can put on a show once they get going.
What a beautiful creature and beautifully captured in your photo – thanks.
I’m very happy you liked seeing the colorful Tri in action!