Over the past 2 weeks I have been seeing my first Little Blue Herons but until this day, they were too far away for a good shot. This one got a little closer. Like the Tricolored heron, this is a very small bird, same or slightly smaller than a mallard duck.
This one is in breeding plumage, which means it's head and neck feathers are purplish.
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)