Little Blue Heron in Marigot Bay
The Little Blue Heron is described as a medium sized long-legged wading bird. The adults are dark grey with a maroon or purple head and neck. The end of an adult’s bill has a black tip. Little Blue Herons are common in all wet areas of St Lucia so this is not a rare sighting but it is one of my first, so I thought I’d share it with you.
Little Blue Heron
I fell in love with birds on a recent vacation in St Lucia, and this is one of the first birds I got a good photo of. We were just sitting having a cold drink at one of the bars in Marigot Bay when this Little Blue Heron appeared chasing a shoal of young fish.
This photo gave me a good opportunity to test out my new 18-200 camera lens, and I was pleased with the results as the Heron didn’t fancy coming too close to me.
Marigot Bay is a beautiful little bit of the world. The Bay is dominated by a relatively busy harbour with all the usual facilities you would expect including a small supermarket and a few places to eat so there can be quite a few people around in the evening. Don’t worry if you don’t fancy the idea of a harbour or people because within just a 10 minute walk you can get away from it all and feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Fortunately that is where we wanted to be, so our 2 weeks in The Treehouse in Marigot Bay were ideal.