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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6240 on: August 11, 2014, 05:05:34 PM »
Green Heron -
I think he is saying... " Stop following me in that damn kayak, give it a rest already !
 How many photos do you need !!"

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6241 on: August 11, 2014, 05:06:22 PM »
What is it ? Looks like some type of heron.

It looks like a Reddish Egret

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6242 on: August 11, 2014, 05:08:29 PM »
Wassupppp ;D

What is it ? Looks like some type of heron.

I would guess that it's a Green Heron (even if it looks a bit long in the neck). It could also be a Manfrotto Duopod with an extended, and slightly tilted center column.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6243 on: August 11, 2014, 05:14:57 PM »
No, that's not a Green Heron for sure.

Dylan got the same bird, here

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19270.1095;topicseen

And you can see a Green Heron just above from Islander.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6244 on: August 11, 2014, 05:21:11 PM »
No, that's not a Green Heron for sure.

Dylan got the same bird, here

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19270.1095;topicseen

And you can see a Green Heron just above from Islander.

Dunno, looks a lot like a Green Heron to me:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_heron

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6246 on: August 11, 2014, 05:33:27 PM »
That's the one I think it is

http://ibc.lynxeds.com/photo/reddish-egret-egretta-rufescens/narrow-beach-along-kennedy-causeway

Most definitely not that. That bird is different in many respects. Wrong bill color, wrong neck type, does not have the yellow patch at the eye, does not have the same type and amount of varigated feathers along the back, DOES have long, thin feathers off the back, which the Green Heron (and the bird in Islander's photo) do not have, it's legs are the wrong color, doesn't have the white just around the lower part of the eye patch  around the bill, does not have the white streaks down the neck and breast.

Bird identification is a pretty solid science. Aside from a short period of time when birds are juvenile, their colorations and markers are VERY specific. There are far too many differences between the Reddish Heron and Green Heron to mistake the two. Islander's bird is definitely a Green Heron.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6247 on: August 11, 2014, 05:36:01 PM »
LOL  ;D  Not Islander's ... But Dylan's.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6248 on: August 11, 2014, 05:38:04 PM »
LOL  ;D  Not Islander's one....Dylan's one.

Ah...the conversations got crossed. Dylan's could be a Reddish...tough lighting on that one. The neck is definitely wrong for a Green Heron on Dylan's, though.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6249 on: August 11, 2014, 05:43:18 PM »

@gh4photosThose are some very nice photos !

Agree. Beautiful shots....well done! :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6250 on: August 11, 2014, 05:47:28 PM »
Green Heron -
I think he is saying... " Stop following me in that damn kayak, give it a rest already !
 How many photos do you need !!"

LOL... ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6251 on: August 11, 2014, 05:48:07 PM »
No, that's not a Green Heron for sure.

Dylan got the same bird, here

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19270.1095;topicseen

And you can see a Green Heron just above from Islander.

*nods* I have neither of them here, except for very rare visits. I was guessing mostly from the general colours. But, from her(e)on I think we can agree that it's a Heron of sorts, and to me that suggested Reddish Egret surely looks more like a proper identification.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6252 on: August 11, 2014, 06:19:27 PM »
Dylan's bird looks to be .. ( after some poking around in books and the net )
Reddish Egret
Immature dark morph -2nd year

Source - the Crossly id guide and
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Reddish_Egret/id

http://ibc.lynxeds.com/photo/reddish-egret-egretta-rufescens/reddish-egret-immature-dark-morph-perching-top-mangrove

http://beautyofbirds.com/reddishegrets.html

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6253 on: August 11, 2014, 11:39:43 PM »
Green Heron -
I think he is saying... " Stop following me in that damn kayak, give it a rest already !
 How many photos do you need !!"
She loves to post when I'm around  ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6254 on: August 12, 2014, 12:22:43 AM »
I'm not a big fan of BW.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2014, 12:30:06 AM by Dylan777 »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6254 on: August 12, 2014, 12:22:43 AM »