Purple heron (Ardea purpurea)

To discover purple herons is always much more difficult as other heron species, because they are mostly in the reeds:

Such a beautiful snake-neck!



3.9.2011 - Río Grande:

And here more pictures of a young Purple Heron which I could observe during several weeks:

Young Purple Heron preening his plumage

Young Purple Heron catching prey

Young Purple Heron catches fishes with the help of bread

Young Purple Heron catches a rat

Young Purple Heron trying to fish

Birgit Kremer

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