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I'm curious what folks think this might be.  Picture was taken in Cape Coral, FL a couple of weeks ago.  The bird was near the edge of a pond (I assume freshwater), but within a few hundred yards of saltwater canals.  Unfortunately, the picture was taken from a 12th floor balcony through a screen.    When I first saw it, I assumed it was a heron.  Now I'm wondering if it might be some sort of rail.  If it is a rail, I'd imagine it will be impossible to nail down the species with this crappy picture.  First attached picture is unedited.  Second picture is cropped, brightened a bit and sharpened.

Thanks in advance!

 

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Looks like a Green Heron, with the compact shape, greenish body/cap, and chestnut-colored neck.

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20 minutes ago, akandula said:

Looks like a Green Heron, with the compact shape, greenish body/cap, and chestnut-colored neck.

agreed

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1 hour ago, akandula said:

Looks like a Green Heron, with the compact shape, greenish body/cap, and chestnut-colored neck.

I do not have a problem with it being a Green Heron. But how did we eliminate little blue?

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1 minute ago, Kevin said:

But how did we eliminate little blue?

Aside from color, Little Blues would have a longer, skinnier neck and lack the dark cap. 

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