... assuming that about 9 months is a teenager in the heron world.
They're almost more tri-colored as a young birds than they are as adults.
I'm not sure what it went for here, I don't remember if it caught it or not.
Nearby was a young Little Blue just as the sun hit the beach. It was nabbing some sort of short fat minnow.
Speaking of pinkish tones...
the next one is montaged from a few minutes later in the morning.