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I braved the near 100F temperatures to visit Phoenix today! Two questions: in the first question, is that a juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron? I saw a pair of adult male and female Night Herons later that day, so I wonder if this was their kid.

In the second photo, does this Hummer have a bent lower bill? It could close it a bit more than shown, but never seemed to close completely.

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5 hours ago, GracesWarbler said:

Two questions: in the first question, is that a juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron? 

In the second photo, does this Hummer have a bent lower bill?

1) An adult Least Bittern.  I'm a bit surprised there's habitat for them and the night-herons in the Phoenix area.

2) Yes.

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6 hours ago, GracesWarbler said:

I braved the near 100F temperatures to visit Phoenix today! Two questions: in the first question, is that a juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron? I saw a pair of adult male and female Night Herons later that day, so I wonder if this was their kid.

In the second photo, does this Hummer have a bent lower bill? It could close it a bit more than shown, but never seemed to close completely.

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That's a really good photo of a Least Bittern! They are super skittish!

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4 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

1) An adult Least Bittern.  I'm a bit surprised there's habitat for them and the night-herons in the Phoenix area.

2) Yes.

 

3 hours ago, Birds are cool said:

That's a really good photo of a Least Bittern! They are super skittish!

Thanks, both of you! The Bittern flew off pretty quickly. Here are the Night Herons. As it turns out, it's an adult and juvenile. I wish the lighting was better, but I was at this park near midday.

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