Date: 10/6/17 10:57 pm
From: Nathaniel Wander <nw105...>
Subject: [obol] Old news - Malheur "Snowy Hegret" photos
This bird, which is presumably the same one a group accompanying Paul Sullivan saw on 9/27, appears to be a juvenile Snowy Egret, full stop.  It has a yellow bill and darkening legs with yellow feet.  The distribution of 'darkish' areas on the wings are not in the pattern through which a Little Blue molts from white plumage to blue, which is more striking and, if I recollect correctly, initially more pronounced in wing coverts than even in the wings. Nathaniel WanderPortland, OR
Max Planck is supposed to have said: A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and        making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die        and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.Andreas Wagner observed of Planck's remark: Science, like nature, advances one funeral at a time.  (Arrival of the Fittest, p.197)


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