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  1. Good evening - I took this shot today of what I think might be a Reddish Egret.  I live on Hilton Head Island, SC and these are not common birds in our area.  He exhibited the behavior of a REEG - jumping around, running, chasing the other Snowy Egrets, flapping his wings, etc.  At first I thought it might be a Great Blue Heron juvie, but the coloring is all wrong and they are usually pretty sedate.  Also, I am very familiar with GBHE.  This guy hopped around for a good hour nonstop... Can anyone confirm or ID, please?

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  2. All of the Great Heron chicks I have seen are (almost) pure white - no dark feathers at all.  There is clearly a dark chick off to the right.  I also ruled out Great Blue Heron because of where the nest is located - very low to the water and deep in bush.  Great Blues nest high up and usually have huge nests.  This nest is tucked deep into the bush and sits just above the water line.  I am still undecided but maybe even thought a Cattle Egret.  They have those thick, short bills, but just don't know for sure.  Blue Herons also are born pure white and then morph into blue.  Thanks very much for your responses.

     


  3. I am having a difficult time id'ing this chick.  It seems that it is born dark and is turning lighter.  No adult anywhere around, but at least 2 or 3 chicks in nest.   If you look on left side of image, there appears to be a darker bird in frame. Taken on Hilton Head Island SC today.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

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