Bill was hoping the blue bird was a reddish egret, but the legs are too light in color so it is a little blue heron. At this distance the size difference between a reddish egret and little blue heron is not obvious.
Many double-breasted cormorants around.
Our horned pelican seems to be doing fine so we are not worried.
We move on and at one point take a path out into the mangroves. At the end we can see some trees are full of nesting egrets. This is a full telephoto crop of one of them.
A bird flies by and it is too big to be a little blue heron. Here is our only sighting of a reddish egret this day. Luckily we have better photos of reddish egrets from Merritt Island NWR.
A male anhinga.
A couple people were looking at something just after the anhinga and it turned out to be a green heron. The heron was hard to see until seen and then was obvious.
Can you see the heron here?
A female anhinga.
Some people having a picnic watching a yellow-crowned night heron and some white ibis.
The heron was heading away.
A tri-colored heron on the other side of the road.
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