Date: 9/10/17 4:57 am From: John Herman <herman.jp1257...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] great white heron possibility
During the next week or so, when you see an "egret", check out the birds leg color and how massive the bill is. With the hurricane going thru Florida there is a probability that a few great white herons (GWH), a subspecies of the great blue heron, will be seen north of its normal range of southern Florida. If a person believes they have found a GWH, quality photographs need to be taken to prove to the Ohio Bird Records Committee that the heron is not a leucistic great blue heron. Currently, Ohio has only one record of the GWH, from 1938. A leucistic great blue heron is probably as rare in Ohio as a GWH. Good luck, John Herman
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