Immature Heron in Rodeo, New Mexico

Birding is a big activity here.  The sky islands of the Chiricahua Mountains are known for their diversity of avian species with some 375 documented species.  Caught a photograph of an immature heron in a water tank this morning while out on the tractor.  The adult coloration is showing through the downy feathers along the neck and the top of the head is still a uniform dark color.

Immature Heron


  1. Good picture of the immature Heron. I had a male Cardinal but my camera was to far away.

  2. Yes, the camera never seems to be handy when the unexpected photographs present themselves. I fumbled around trying to get the camera out and hoping the heron would not fly away before I could get set up.