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Two from the Rice Fields Today

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Please help me with these ID's. I believe one is a Yellowlegs and the second may be a juvenile Green Heron. 

Seen in a rice field in Sutter County today. 


Thanks!!! 

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  1. Greater Yellowlegs - note medium size, gray upperparts with white speckling, and white belly. This is not a Lesser due to the bill being slightly upturned and noticeably longer than the head, blocky head, and larger overall size.
  2. Juvenile Green Heron - note the small size, dark green back, dark cap, and chestnut-brown sides. Juveniles are browner overall, have more streaking, and have buffy spots on the wings.
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5 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Nice heron!  If you would, next time include the state for those who may not know where Sutter County is (like me 🙂 )

Sutter County, if you don't know now, is in northern California (just above Sacramento County). 😉

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Just now, Jim Morris said:

Thank you one and all-- and good reminder on the state.  This is from Northern California.

In the vicinity of Sutter's Mill?

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3 minutes ago, HamRHead said:

In the vicinity of Sutter's Mill?

Put down the pick-axe and the pan, and get out of the car.  There's not enough left to cover the trip out.  

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1 minute ago, Charlie Spencer said:

...There's not enough left to cover the trip out.  

I'm only going out to look for a Goldfinch :classic_cool:

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