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These pics were taken before I started birding.  Some are incidental inclusions in family photos.   I am trying to retrospectively ID them.  Any help is appreciated.  

17 July 2008 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

1. ?Herring Gull ?California Gull?  ???

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2.  Gull sp vs spp

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3.  ?  I thought it might be grackle sp., but are there grackle spp in the area?

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June 2009 Marion co. FL 

1.  Immature Great Blue Heron (L), ?Ring-Necked Duck (R)

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2.  ?Heron sp. vs. Sandhill Crane--bill looks small for heron, but I don't see the "Bustle" for crane; there does appear to be a mask on the face.  Maybe the same individual (immature heron in #1 above

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42 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Immature LITTLE Blue Heron, changing from immature white to adult blue?  

 

Agree with Wood Duck, but why not imm. White Ibis? Then the size comparison with the duck would make sense  (Ibises aren't all that big).

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8 minutes ago, Seanbirds said:

why not imm. White Ibis? Then the size comparison with the duck would make sense.

The dark areas looks more like the blue of an adult LBHE than the brown of an immature WHIB to me, but I'm more than willing to entertain WHIB.  I agree about the relative sizes but I'm ascribing that to the camera's lack of 'depth perception'. 😄 

EDIT: the neck and legs look too long for WHIB to me.

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2 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

The dark areas looks more like the blue of an adult LBHE than the brown of an immature WHIB to me, but I'm more than willing to entertain that.  I agree about the relative sizes but I'm ascribing that to the camera's lack of 'depth perception'. 😄 

Yeah, BUT sometimes brownish CAN look blue-grayish in weird lighting.

EDIT- I must say, you do have a point there.

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