This is one pretty bird. I wasn’t impressed at the time, he’s not nearly as tall as the Great Blue Herons we have here in Minnesota, but once I got to looking at the photos I’d taken, I was immediately struck by his beauty. 

He was also the first bit of wildlife we saw on our boat tour. We saw a lot of birds, some crocodiles, a young manatee (no photos of him, he’d only stick his mouth out of the water).