Herons are large majestic birds that thrive in South Florida and are abundant throughout the Everglades. They are bold, long-legged wading birds that gracefully stalk their prey through the shallows. One of my favorite herons is the Tricolored Heron, a medium-sized heron, sooty gray with a tinge of purple, white trimming and hints of rusty pink. I watched this one a few weeks ago as he fished in the Everglades, marveling at his uncanny ability to concentrate on the task at hand. I decided that, unlike me, herons do not suffer from ADD.
|Tricolored Heron steps gracefully through the shallows.|
|Spreading wings to reveal a white body underneath.|
|Taking some time to reflect.|