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Old Aug 29, 2011, 3:34 PM   #1
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Default Green Heron (I think) but it's not green.

I just thought it looked cool, green or not. I've made a couple of mistakes in naming animals.

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Excellent picture - I think your ID is correct.

I took this picture the other day and it's not green either.
I think it's a young green heron (looks more brown to me).

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Old Aug 29, 2011, 6:35 PM   #3
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Awesome shot. Have you been showing him your penguin photo collection?
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Clint...you caught an adult American Bittern.
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Awesome shot. Have you been showing him your penguin photo collection?
Penguins??? You got me on that one.
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Clint...you caught an adult American Bittern.
I think you are right. I thought it might be a young one since it didn't seem to be too afraid of me. He was checking out the pool that I'm trying to convert into a "cement pond" as Jed Clampett would say.
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 11:21 AM   #6
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He is standing so upright that my first thought was a penguin pose.
Just a feeble attempt at humor
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this is a green heron. Clint caught a juvenile GH; they don't have the darker russet neck and breast.

American Bitterns are brown and white, with bold vertical stripes down the neck and breast, and have no dark green in their primaries. they also don't have the dark chestnut color on the neck or the dark "cap". they're generally much more timid than green herons, and are rarely seen in the open.
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this is a green heron. Clint caught a juvenile GH; they don't have the darker russet neck and breast.

American Bitterns are brown and white, with bold vertical stripes down the neck and breast, and have no dark green in their primaries. they also don't have the dark chestnut color on the neck or the dark "cap". they're generally much more timid than green herons, and are rarely seen in the open.

Which ever it was I thought it was a young one by the way it flew - a little clumsy. It flew from one side of the poll to the other several times like it couldn't make up it's mind.
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I just saw one of those yesterday, in a park.
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