Juvenile Little Blue Heron spotted
Juvenile Little Blue Heron are seen commonly at Pea Island Refuge. The juveniles remain white from June to April and then start looking mottled in their first spring and summer while they get their dark bluish-gray body with a reddish head. They can easily be mistaken for a snowy egret. But one way to distinguish them is that snowies sometimes like to feed in groups, while Little Blue Herons are usually seen separately.