Posted by: Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean | January 11, 2017

A Tri-colored Heron in the swamp at San Blas

tri-colored heron, mangrove swamp, san blas, mexico, pic 7

It is safe to say that Bob and I probably failed to get an exact count of all the different birds that we managed to see in San Blas, Mexico, but at least we were able to make positive identification of those species that crossed our paths, birds such as this Tri-coloured Heron.

jean takes pictures aboard boat, along river near san blas, mexico, pic 6

We had just completed our boat ride around the periphery of San Cristobal estuary and were about to head into the mangrove swamp…

tri-colored heron, mangrove swamp, san blas, mexico, pic 5

when a Tri-coloured Heron took flight from the distant mudflats.  At this distance, you wouldn’t know that its wingspan is close to 3 feet.

Tri-colored Heron 2, mangrove swamp, san blas, nayarit, mexico

With strong, steady wing beats, the Heron flew directly towards us and landed right beside our launch on the rocks that mark the entrance into the channel beneath the mangrove trees.  We had a prime location for observation.

Complete blog post at: A Tri-colored Heron in the mangrove swamp at San Blas


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