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Monday Morning Hair

A Tricolored (or Louisiana) Heron in breeding plumage shakes it all off, with the start of a new week, in undisguised fabulousness in our protected wetlands. While I say “Monday Morning Hair,” this is definitely a daily occurrence for me.

Tricolored (Louisian) Heron in Breeding Plumage, Florida Wetlands

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Tricolored (Louisian) Heron in Breeding Plumage, Florida Wetlands

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  1. When I saw the title, I was SURE this was about *human* blue hair!! <:-D The heron is lovely of course….

    March 25, 2013
    • Hee! I still need to get that blue hair of mine!! 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  2. Bad hair day. Wonderful photo.

    March 25, 2013
    • Even their worst hair day is beautiful!

      Thanks so much. 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  3. That’s sooooo funny 😀 I don’t feel nearly as bad about my morning hair now 🙂

    March 25, 2013
    • It’s not fair, that when mine sticks straight up (normal occurrence), I don’t look nearly as cute and quirky. 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  4. jimbey #

    …. Now there is an itch that has been THOROUGHLY scratched!

    March 25, 2013
    • Totally! And I have about 10 shots to prove it. 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  5. Beautiful Captures – One Wild Hairdo:) Happy Monday!

    March 25, 2013
    • It’s a glorious ‘do — he’s fabulous and he knows it!

      Happy Monday to you!! 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  6. Nice up-close captures!

    March 25, 2013
    • Thanks so much! They’re so very lovely in their breeding colors, aren’t they?

      March 25, 2013
  7. Very nice photos of a bird that I’ve never seen before, thank you!

    March 25, 2013
    • Ah, I adore our Tricoloreds… They have such varied looks too, from the juvies to the adults to the breeding times (I included the link in the post to other images / posts so you can see more). Glad to share ’em! 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  8. Ah yes, that’s wildly wonderful.

    March 25, 2013
    • Heh, wildly wonderful it is… 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  9. Love those pictures and wonderful being able to see animals so close,

    March 25, 2013
    • Thanks so much! They’re beautiful birds, and I’m very fortunate to get as close as I can to them….

      March 25, 2013
  10. exquisite!

    March 25, 2013
    • They really are…. And those colors!! 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  11. I giggle! What fun FeyGirl.

    March 25, 2013
    • Hee hee!

      Thanks, I needed a laugh too as I head into this week…. 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  12. Beautiful!

    March 25, 2013
    • They’re such gorgeous little herons… And their colors are some of my favorites! (I’m partial to the blues….)

      March 25, 2013
  13. Pam #

    Love these birds!

    March 25, 2013
    • I do too!! Their personalities, their colors (I love the blues….!).

      March 25, 2013
  14. Fantastic shots of the wonderful Tri!

    March 25, 2013
    • jimbey #

      …. Just a FYI, every time I try to Like or Comment on one of your posts, my browser blows up. Doesn’t happen anywhere else.

      March 25, 2013
      • Hm, so odd… I haven’t heard this before. I’ll definitely report it. What browser / etc are you using – I know they’ll ask!

        March 25, 2013
      • jimbey #

        …. M’lady, I NEVER have trouble with your blog – just Phil’s. I use Chrome on an Win XP box. Every time I click [Like] or [Comment] on his posts, I get the “Aw, SNAP!” screen.

        March 26, 2013
      • Oops, I see that now… I commented on the wrong comment. So confusing. Sorry Phil! Good luck!

        March 26, 2013
    • Thanks so much! I was lucky to catch him grooming for the evening, heh. 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  15. marialla #

    O , the models you find!!!! Thank you.

    March 25, 2013
    • I’m so lucky, I know… They’re just glorious! Especially in their magnificent breeding plumage. Their blues are all that more brilliant, among the Tricoloreds. 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  16. What a handsome heron , even though he has a bad hair day 😉 …
    Wish we had herons like him or her here where i live .
    Your photos is just beutiful ! // Maria

    March 25, 2013
    • Thanks so very much!

      They’re such wonderful little herons, these Tricolored guys… Such cute personalities and so very beautiful. Blue is one of my favorite colors, so I’m especially partial to them! 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  17. Love Love Love these ! He is such a character. Makes you want to go party with him.

    March 25, 2013
    • Isn’t he fabulous? The ‘do! They’re so quirky, I LOVE them. And they’re always like this, I swear… 🙂

      March 25, 2013
  18. LOL! This is was a fun title for a comical but beautiful bird.

    March 25, 2013
    • Hee, thanks so much! I love these birds… Such beautiful coloring, and SUCH personalities! ALWAYS! 🙂

      March 26, 2013
  19. Great shots. I love that bird!

    March 25, 2013
    • Thank you! I love these guys, too… They’re really quirky (and blue, love the blue!).

      March 26, 2013
  20. Wow, that crest looks great spiked up like that!

    March 26, 2013
    • Isn’t he fabulous? I love our Tricoloreds!!

      March 26, 2013
  21. Fabulous hair!

    March 26, 2013
    • He’s completely fabulous!! Love them at breeding time… 🙂

      March 27, 2013
  22. That hair is fabulous!

    March 26, 2013
  23. At least the heron (and you) have hair to worry about! 🙂
    Beautiful shots of a gorgeous bird!

    March 26, 2013
    • Hahaahah!! That’s great…. 🙂

      Thanks so much — one of my favorite guys, at such a great time. 🙂

      March 27, 2013
  24. A little rattled, a little ruffled – completely beautiful!

    Those are some formidable talons – I do hope it was careful.

    March 26, 2013
    • So true… The more ruffled, the more lovely in my opinion! 🙂

      The wading birds have the fiercest talons and bills — it’s amazing to see them close-up. The look so very delicate and sweet, but underneath it all, they’re sublime hunters.

      March 27, 2013
  25. Honestly, you’re one of the best at capturing the inner “essence of bird”. However beautiful (or not) the exterior, you seem to be able to show the light in the eye that says, “Yes, I’m here, and I know you’re here, and I’ve decided to allow you into my world.”

    March 26, 2013
    • What an incredibly kind and thoughtful thing to say…. AS ALWAYS you have such a beautiful way with words. And these made my week, my month!

      THANK YOU, for that! 🙂 I really do believe in the special uniqueness, the individuality of all life. ALL life, on this planet.

      March 27, 2013
  26. Such nice photos of this very interesting bird.

    March 27, 2013
    • Thanks so much — they’re such personable little herons! And I love them even more because they’re a lovely blue, my favorite color. 🙂

      March 28, 2013
  27. hannekekoop #

    Absolutely beautiful bird and photos, Feygirl (and I’m smiling now 🙂 ).

    March 27, 2013
    • Hee!!! I’m glad it got a smile from you. 🙂 Thanks so much!!!

      March 28, 2013
  28. Very fun, but also beautiful photos. 😀

    March 27, 2013
    • Thanks so much — I love the personality of these guys… And their color. BLUE!

      March 28, 2013
  29. The photos are quite outstanding.

    March 29, 2013
    • Thanks so very much! I’m lucky to be surrounded by some amazing creatures in these parts — especially when it comes to the breeding season.

      Your site is wonderful… So much information! I lived in Seattle a bit, and miss it terribly. I’m signing up for updates. 🙂

      March 29, 2013
  30. Beautiful photographs of a gorgeous bird.

    March 30, 2013
    • Thanks so much!! They’re such gorgeous animals — and during breeding season? Ah, the colors! The feathers!

      March 31, 2013
  31. Lim See Yee #

    WOW! AMAzing!!!

    April 1, 2013
  32. wonderful pictures!

    April 5, 2013
    • Thanks so very much!! 🙂 I love this guy.

      April 9, 2013
  33. Your photos are great! Keep up the great work, it’s a very fine blog!

    April 22, 2013
    • Thanks so very much for your kind words…. I just adore your blog and its content, and am thrilled to have found you.

      April 22, 2013
  34. stunning!

    May 9, 2013
    • Thank you! I loved this guy… He was a character.

      May 9, 2013

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