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Saw this bird on Pig Island in Saint Joseph Bay near Port Saint Joe, Florida on January 12, 2021.  It seemed to be a little smaller than a Great Egret, and the bill has a lot of black.  The picture that shows it near what appears to be a Great Blue Heron is included for size comparison.  

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2 hours ago, Caley Thomas said:

I'm liking reddish egret for the "great blue heron".  Wait for the pros to chime in though, I'm under-qualified.

I agree with reddish egret,  Although I have never seen one, and only seen one little blue. The legs are dark, without a hint of green or yellow. The wings and back seem to have mottling of slate and brown, something a little blue doesn’t have at any stage of life. You can also see some stringy neck feathers. This looks good for a young Reddish Egret. 

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