Gloria's Birds

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This juvenile Little Blue Heron was photographed near the back ponds of Wakodahatchee in late September 2001. It is donning a piece of duckweed at the end of its bill as it forages through the fireflag. This is an immature bird and it is in the "changing" stage of its plumage. When it reaches adulthood, dark blue feathers will replace the mottled juvenile plumage seen here.

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Photograph Copyright © Gloria Hopkins, Used with Permission

            
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