The tricolor heron is a smart and fun bird to watch as they fish in marshes, swamps, and estuaries. They stalk their prey in shallow water, usually standing motionless as the prey unknowingly presents itself. Then suddenly, WAM! The stoic solitary statue lunges to life as it catches its meal. Other occasions, it will chase down its prey which looks a bit awkward like a bird running on stilts. If there are babies nesting, then either the mother or father heron will deliver the meal to the offspring. During mating season, the yellow bill will turn blue. And when the light is just right their feathers display as a beautiful blue, just as in this painting.