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Mystery Bird
« on: August 20, 2013, 10:52:20 AM »
could someone help with an ID of the bird above the Heron? I'm thinking Kingfisher, but the reddish color doesn't match from what I can tell. I know its not a very could pic , I was following the Heron, he jumped, I snapped,  when the other bird flew up from behind him.

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« on: August 20, 2013, 10:52:20 AM »

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Re: Mystery Bird
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 10:54:15 AM »
It's a Green Heron.

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Re: Mystery Bird
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 11:14:10 AM »
Thank you. None of the lookup sites showed the crown or tuff on a Green Heron, but now googleing a Green Heron brings up pictures with the crown (or is it tuff ?). So I think they may have some wrong pictures linked. Always cool to see something new ( to me ). :)

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Re: Mystery Bird
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 11:16:17 AM »
You're welcome Niteclicks  :)

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Re: Mystery Bird
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 11:17:45 AM »
Looks like a Cormorant...they're often found in the same surroundings as are waders and such.

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Re: Mystery Bird
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 01:12:13 PM »
I concur, most definitely a green heron....
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Re: Mystery Bird
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013, 02:55:20 PM »
+1 for Green Heron

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Re: Mystery Bird
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 03:28:34 PM »
That's a neat catch - gives some perspective on how big those blues are.  8)

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Re: Mystery Bird
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2013, 05:43:32 PM »
thanks Gaf. I wish I had grabbed the reg. tripod rather than the mono. the 300 2.8 + 2x was almost to much but I'am getting used to it.

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Re: Mystery Bird
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2013, 08:04:21 PM »
The above bird is most certainly a green heron; they often raise that crest when angry or starlted. The below is of course a great blue heron. I like the image!
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Re: Mystery Bird
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2013, 08:04:21 PM »