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Long Legged Bird (Pentax)

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John Sidlo , Oct 11, 2004; 09:25 p.m.

I think this is a Little Blue Heron - Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Boston

John Sidlo , Oct 11, 2004; 09:26 p.m.

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John Sidlo , Oct 11, 2004; 09:28 p.m.

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(this was supposed to be "nature" - not pentax)

John Sidlo , Oct 11, 2004; 09:29 p.m.

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uncenter...

Beau Hooker , Oct 11, 2004; 10:44 p.m.

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Tim Holte , Oct 12, 2004; 06:20 a.m.

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Bill Angel , Oct 12, 2004; 10:44 a.m.

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Flamingos Engaging in Courtship Behavior

Brian Schall , Oct 12, 2004; 12:07 p.m.

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John

It looks more like a great blue heron.

John Sidlo , Oct 12, 2004; 04:27 p.m.

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Any bird experts out there? I don't think it was a great blue mostly because it was only about 2 feet tall. (had to look it up in an Old Peterson Bird guide, so that shows what I know)

John Sidlo , Oct 12, 2004; 04:36 p.m.

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Maybe it was an immature great blue - based on the yellow on the bill and the white on the head (see http://www.mbr- pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/i1940id.html

Stephen H , Oct 12, 2004; 11:40 p.m.

Bird

Dallas area bird


Toby Hicks , Oct 13, 2004; 01:44 a.m.

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Brian Schall , Oct 13, 2004; 10:38 a.m.

Definitely a Great Blue

John

Having lived in SW Florida, 20 minutes from Ding Darling, for 9 years prior to moving to NM, I've seen my share of wading birds and I also have a wildlife degree. A little blue heron is very uniform slate blue in color, about 18 inches in height and does not have that massive of a bill as your subject. Yur subject looks a lot taller than 2 feet but definitely a great blue heron. It is also known as the blue phase of the great heron because the great white heron is biologically the same bird, different color. I may have a slide of a little blue but can't scan it until late tonight.

Brian Schall , Oct 13, 2004; 11:58 p.m.

Little Blue Heron


Brian Schall , Oct 14, 2004; 12:01 a.m.

You looking at me

Little Blue Heron


Tim Holte , Oct 14, 2004; 06:35 a.m.

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John Sidlo , Oct 14, 2004; 08:29 a.m.

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Love that second little blue, Brian - looks like those birds can manage some binocular vision. And thanks for the expert analysis.

Karen Habbestad , Oct 15, 2004; 07:54 p.m.

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mimic

Karen Habbestad , Oct 15, 2004; 07:57 p.m.

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Bill Sullivan , Apr 03, 2005; 01:49 p.m.

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Common Egret

Jeff Dietz , Apr 04, 2005; 02:02 p.m.

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green heron

Jeff Dietz , Apr 04, 2005; 02:03 p.m.

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rainy day

M. Danger , Apr 06, 2005; 09:52 a.m.

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Nice, Jeff.

Charles Gillen , Jul 08, 2005; 01:25 a.m.

Homage to John Sidlo


Liked your shot so much, I wanted to "romanticize" it a bit :^)

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