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Old Apr 22, 2007, 10:46 PM   #1
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This youngster - at least I think it was a youngster, was trying to catch his lunch. It never did succeed before it took off...cheers.....Don
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Nice series, I pick #1 as my favorite. You done did gooood.

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Good series, Don.Nice details and color.
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Nice series, Don



I believe a juvenile GBH will be white in color, making it difficult to tell the difference between an Egret and a Heron. The color of the legs will help distinguish the two.



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I believe a juvenile GBH will be white in color, making it difficult to tell the difference between an Egret and a Heron. The color of the legs will help distinguish the two.
Although it lacks thelong head plumes, it is an adult, as witnessed by the long plumes on the back and throat (the juvenile is paler and lacks plumes). Little Blue Herons and Reddish Egretshave white juveniles, but not the Great Blues. There is a white morph (once known as the Great White Heron) in southern Florida, but it is white as an adult, too. What might cause confusion is that when blue and white morphs mate, the offspring can turn out a pale blue - used to remind me of a Great Blue in a fog bank. I've been gone from Florida for many years (too many) and I don't remember whether there is a color change in the "hybrid" offspring, but I don't think so.

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Good series! Not a juvenile though - Penolta explains why very well. Well done. Dan
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