Date: 6/5/19 11:09 am From: Carl Bendorf <carlbendorf...> Subject: [cobirds] Re: Heron? need id Boulder County Gross Reservoir
The long neck that's folded back during flight is a good clue for Great Blue Heron. The dark color eliminates Great Egret.
Carl Bendorf Longmont CO
On Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:04:35 AM UTC-6, Pieter Strauss wrote: > > [image: Herons_crv_lvl_shrp_crop 05 06 2019_DSC8232.jpg] > > (Thought I posted this request before, but can't find it.) > These birds look fairly heron-like, but coloring and grouping don't seem > to match. > On May 6th I saw a group of 6 of them flying west over Gross Reservoir at > 6:45 a.m. A neighbor said he had seen them earlier perched in the tops of > several trees, looking gawky and acting raucous. > We have double-crested Cormorants up here, but that's not what these are. > Any clues? > > Pieter > > > >