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Old Jun 10, 2006, 10:31 PM   #1
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Saw this one in the pond out back early this morning before heading to work. I havenot found anything that lets me I.D. it. Have not seen it aroundbefore.

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Old Jun 10, 2006, 10:33 PM   #2
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Old Jun 10, 2006, 10:35 PM   #3
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Old Jun 10, 2006, 11:19 PM   #4
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Looks like a species of heron VP. Nice shots by the way...cheers.....Don.
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I agree. It looks like some type of immarture Heron. Maybe a Night Heron. :-?

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Old Jun 11, 2006, 9:51 AM   #6
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Thanks Don and Steve.

Not having seen one in real life, my first thought was a Little Blue Heron.. The pics Icould find didn't match though. All the other Herons and wading birds didn't match either. I also thought maybe it was an immature of one of those but it seems like the plumes on the head are associated with mature birds?
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Thanks Don and Steve.

Not having seen one in real life, my first thought was a Little Blue Heron.. The pics I could find didn't match though. All the other Herons and wading birds didn't match either. I also thought maybe it was an immature of one of those but it seems like the plumes on the head are associated with mature birds?
It's a "First Spring" Yellow Crowned Night Heron. And he's about to lose those feathers and go adult.

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Old Jun 11, 2006, 11:21 AM   #8
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Many thanks for the ID Dave. I really appreciate it AND you will receive your usual fee:-)
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