To me, this bird looks consistent with Little Blue Heron. Body and bill shape look wrong for Cattle Egret, and the dark mottling is typical for LBHE. The bill looks drab pinkish- to olive gray to me, and the legs appear olive-colored too, again consistent with LBHE.
We'll be over there in a few days. Hope the bird sticks around!
On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 1:23 PM, Craig Miller <gismiller...> wrote:
> Follow the link to see a photo from August 24. There are blue mottled > feathers, pink bill, and blackish-yellowish legs. The face/head sure looks > like Cattle Egret to me, but the other features do raise questions. > > I considered Little Blue at the time, but there were too many > discrepancies, I thought. > > Craig Miller > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: "Craig Miller" <gis...> > Date: Sep 11, 2017 1:12 PM > Subject: Egret > To: <gismiller...> > Cc: > > https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38801330 > > >
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