Chincoteague Vacation Pt 2

July 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Well, I have a few more of my pictures of the wildlife ready from our recent trip to Chincoteague Island in Virginia.  My first post is here just in case you missed it.

I saw a lot of different Herons and Egrets while I was there.  Some like the Great Egret, Cattle Egret, Snowy Egret, Green Heron, and Great Blue Heron live here in Ohio.  So on this post I will share some of the pictures of the Herons I saw.

4. Little Blue Herons are medium sized herons.  Larger than Green Herons, but smaller than the familiar Great Blue Heron.  The juveniles are almost all white, and can be confused with some of the egrets, but Little Blue Herons have blue bills and blue on the tips of their feathers.

Little Blue HeronLittle Blue HeronChincoteague VA 7/1/2015 Little Blue HeronLittle Blue HeronChincoteague VA 7/1/2015

Juvenile Little Blue Heron Juvenile Little Blue HeronJuvenile Little Blue HeronChincoteague VA 7/1/2015

5. Snowy Egrets are medium sized egrets, about the same size as the Little Blue Herons mentioned above.  they have bills with yellow around the base and yellow "slippers" (feet)...unless they are breeding, then the bill and feet are more red than yellow.

 

Snowy EgretSnowy EgretChincoteague Island VA 6/30/2015 Snowy EgretSnowy EgretChincoteague Island VA 6/30/2015 Snowy EgretSnowy EgretChincoteague Island VA 6/30/2015

6. Tri-colored Heron was the other Heron I got to see.  They are a medium sized Heron that are larger than the two above, but smaller than Great Blue Herons.  They look similar to Great Blue Herons, but Tri-colored Herons have a white belly, and a darker neck...as well as a few different facial features.

Tri-colored HeronTri-colored HeronChincoteague Island VA 6/30/2015 Tri-colored HeronTri-colored HeronChincoteague Island VA 6/30/2015 Tri-colored HeronTri-colored HeronChincoteague Island VA 6/30/2015

Next post will be about the Ibises that we saw there...including a "chance" encounter with one that isn't seen there very much.

Sola Deo Gloria


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