Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#472501 - 09/14/13 03:37 AM Red Heron?
ScubaLdy Offline
Two days ago I stopped and watched the most amazing bird. This was in the flooded area on the northwest side of the road by where the new building is being erected at Reef Village.

It was really big - the size of an adult Great Blue Heron --- But he had a lot of rufus color; all of the underside of his neck, which was long, and splashed on the wings.

His legs were long and his feet were large. He walked in a strange way - lifting each foot high above the water - when people walk like this I think they call it high-stepping.

He was also a bully. There was Snowy egret there and this guy was at least twice the size of the egret and big boy kept threatening the egret until it finally flew off.
Did I have a camera? #@!! NO.

I've searched the internet and can't find a picture. Anyone have a guess?
_________________________
Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles

Top
#472504 - 09/14/13 10:51 AM Re: Red Heron? [Re: ScubaLdy]
elbert Offline
Tri-Colored Heron sometimes look very red. It would have a white stripe down the front of it's neck.
_________________________
The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/

Top
#472516 - 09/14/13 11:43 AM Re: Red Heron? [Re: ScubaLdy]
hazzyy Offline
Was it one of these? Maybe the one on the right? grin

_________________________
BelizeComputerGuy@Gmail.com

Top
#472535 - 09/14/13 02:07 PM Re: Red Heron? [Re: ScubaLdy]
ScubaLdy Offline
Elbert - I knew you would know - Yes, I found some pictures of the Tri-Colored Heron with the golden/rufus markings. From the photos the most striking feature about these guys is their attitude.
Thanks
_________________________
Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles

Top
#472541 - 09/14/13 05:30 PM Re: Red Heron? [Re: ScubaLdy]
MikeCaroleinKC Offline
It might also be the "reddish egret". You might check in H. Lee Jones "Birds of Belize" book.

Top
#472543 - 09/14/13 08:24 PM Re: Red Heron? [Re: ScubaLdy]
CaptOneIron Offline
Obviously an egret that has eaten too many red herrings.
_________________________
Captain One Iron

Top
#472551 - 09/15/13 12:09 AM Re: Red Heron? [Re: ScubaLdy]
ScubaLdy Offline
Mike - you may be right. I'm going to have to break out the camera and go see if I can find him again.
Electric Dave told me there were two Rosette Spoonbills down there the other day.
_________________________
Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles

Top
#472825 - 09/18/13 09:58 PM Re: Red Heron? [Re: ScubaLdy]
Bear Offline
How you doin on this Harriette? If I get some time tonight I'l float a few pix for your review...

Top
#472838 - 09/19/13 03:23 AM Re: Red Heron? [Re: ScubaLdy]
ScubaLdy Offline
Hey Bear - I would like that.
_________________________
Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles

Top
#472883 - 09/19/13 02:41 PM Re: Red Heron? [Re: ScubaLdy]
Bear Offline
Reddish Egret



Tricolor Heron

Roseate Spoonbill

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 52 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,672 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,036 Topics
462,242 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.