Lady of the waters…

The white belly helps identify this as a Louisiana Heron, who contrary to its name is common to Florida. Adubon as given it the nickname of “Lady of the Waters”. This one was near the Great Egret pictured yesterday.

Delicate Louisiana Heron, but a very swift runner when after a fish. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Cropped image to show its white belly. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg