During the breeding season the head- and chest plumage is lively ochroid:
Here a young heron is making his first steps in the branches:
A little theatrically the adult bird is coming for feeding and the youngster is as theatrically calling the attention to it:
As the father so the son!
"Where are all my children?":
After the youngsters walk around in the branches of the trees, the adult birds have to keep a sharp look out for them:
These jolly guys I just like very much and about their expressions and impish actions I always have a good laugh!
9.4.2011 - La Janda: