Egretta tricolor, the Tricolored heron;
Lake county, Florida (18 August 2006).
Who doesn’t love a nice Tricolored heron? This species is very abundant in Florida but probably less noticed and recognized than their bigger, louder Great blue heron and Great egret cousins. This Tricolored heron was loitering about on an elevated dock path in Lake county, Florida. Wasn’t the first, and certainly won’t be the last. This species is very common on elevated dock paths.