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On 8/11/2021 at 11:18 PM, IKLland said:

 

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9 hours ago, IKLland said:

You are definitely becoming a better photographer.

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13 minutes ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Nice photo! That is actually a Little Blue Heron.

OK - I think I'm going to officially give up the Heron guessing game, and post in the ID forum every time. 🙂

Help me please.  I see three colors here, purple, blue, and white, so I assumed it was a Tricolored Heron.  What makes this clearly a Little Blue Heron?

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1 minute ago, dragon49 said:

OK - I think I'm going to officially give up the Heron guessing game, and post in the ID forum every time. 🙂

Help me please.  I see three colors here, purple, blue, and white, so I assumed it was a Tricolored Heron.  What makes this clearly a Little Blue Heron?

Little Blues can sometimes show contrasting purple on the neck. This is a Little Blue Heron because it lacks plumes, whereas Tricolored has plumes, and because it shows a think bill and greenish legs. Tricolored is also more plumed over all.

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Just now, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Little Blues can sometimes show contrasting purple on the neck. This is a Little Blue Heron because it lacks plumes, whereas Tricolored has plumes, and because it shows a think bill and greenish legs. Tricolored is also more plumed over all.

Don't worry, you'll get better at heron identification overall. Although what can I say, I've only seen three species of heron and for some reason am already trying to help people identify herons.

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37 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

OK - I think I'm going to officially give up the Heron guessing game, and post in the ID forum every time. 🙂

Help me please.  I see three colors here, purple, blue, and white, so I assumed it was a Tricolored Heron.  What makes this clearly a Little Blue Heron?

Left, Tricolored Heron, right Little Blue Heron.

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