This juvenile little blue heron surprised me with a quick pop up out from the reeds in the salt marsh this afternoon.
Little blue herons are interesting because they start out their lives as all white immature birds, then gradually begin to change into the blue adults they will eventually become. At this stage they can easily be confused with snowy egrets which are almost identical. But snowys start out white and remain all white into adult hood.
I was happy to see this guy because I generally see a lot more adult little blues then the juveniles so it was a fun sight!