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Osprey and great blue heron?

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The second two photos definitely look like an Osprey. The first photo does not seem like a Great Blue Heron, but I am not certain on any ID.

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Ah maybe I steered people in the wrong direction. It seemed to me to be a large bird with feet trailing far behind like a heron.

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There is a major difference in flight style between Mourning Doves and herons. Doves are quick with short, snappy wingbeats. Herons are much slower and have more languid wingbeats. Perhaps the OP can recall the flight style? I don’t think the wing shape is right for a dove, but beyond that it is hard to tell. 

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It seemed to me to be a large bird with feet trailing far behind like a heron.

 

Perhaps the OP can recall the flight style? I don’t think the wing shape is right for a dove, but beyond that it is hard to tell. 

If the OP said that it was a large bird with long legs trailing behind, it wasn't a dove.

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A Mourning Dove IMO. The far wing is too tapered from the rear to be any of the large species bandied about here. Additionally, the obvious contrast from dark flight feathers with a bluish aspect to brown wing coverts is perfect for Mourning Dove -- see here.

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13 hours ago, Jefferson Shank said:

If the OP said that it was a large bird with long legs trailing behind, it wasn't a dove.

We've been here long enough to know that the size of birds is very often completely misjudged.  There once was a three-foot-tall Red-tailed Hawk, for example...

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2 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

We've been here long enough to know that the size of birds is very often completely misjudged.  There once was a three-foot-tall Red-tailed Hawk, for example...

One day I found a American Robin, that was the size of a sparrow.:classic_laugh:

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3 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

We've been here long enough to know that the size of birds is very often completely misjudged.  There once was a three-foot-tall Red-tailed Hawk, for example...

 

1 hour ago, Kevin said:

One day I found a American Robin, that was the size of a sparrow.:classic_laugh:

So true!! One day I saw an American Crow that was the size of a Golden Eagle! I could tell it was a Crow, but it looked so huge that I had to take a photo to convince myself. It was just the perspective of the view, but, DAMN, that thing looked big!!! :classic_huh:

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