Since my previous two posts have been about blue wading birds, I figured I would add a third (while I wait for Super Bowl XLII to resume play in the second half). I guess it is possible for the Tricolored Heron to get confused with either of the other two blue herons, but his white belly and the thin line of white up the front of his neck give him away. You can find Tricolored Heron pretty much all year long along the gulf coast and up the east coast to about North Carolina. I have seen them in eastern Virginia in the warmer months.
This photo is another from Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, taken last month. While the line of white up his neck is not visible here, his white belly is obvious.