Egretta tricolor, the Tricolored heron;
Lake county, Florida (27 June 2022).
The Tricolored heron is an overly abundant, energetic species throughout the whole of the Floridian peninsula and beyond. We’ll often see them loitering about the shorelines of our creeks, rivers, lakes, and, on occasion, beaches. I find them to be most abundant in the Florida interior, but they certainly aren’t rare along the coastal regions either.