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Offline badknees

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Re: Bird Image
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 08:02:58 AM »
Identify these 3 waders :icon_biggrin:





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Offline alan in shreveport

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Re: Bird Image
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 09:54:32 AM »
Identify these 3 waders :icon_biggrin:








how about - Reddish Egret, Little Blue Heron, and Tricolored Heron ?

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Re: Bird Image
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2018, 10:02:56 AM »
This is tricky because of the photos, but I'm going to say all three are Little Blues; juvenile, adult, and early juvenile.
'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.  -Thomas Campbell

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Re: Bird Image
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 10:41:17 AM »
I agree with Solo. 
For every complex problem there is a solution that is simple, obvious, and wrong.
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Re: Bird Image
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2018, 10:54:01 AM »
This is tricky because of the photos, but I'm going to say all three are Little Blues; juvenile, adult, and early juvenile.


Good job! You are correct. The 3rd one is a LATE juvenile though. Molting to adult plumage.

This pic would have helped on the 1st one - shows leg color
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Not all those who wander are lost.
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Re: Bird Image
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2018, 09:26:51 PM »
This is tricky because of the photos, but I'm going to say all three are Little Blues; juvenile, adult, and early juvenile.


Good job! You are correct. The 3rd one is a LATE juvenile though. Molting to adult plumage.

This pic would have helped on the 1st one - shows leg color


Very Clever BK, but 1 out of 3 is about my average !

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Offline badknees

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Re: Bird Image
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2018, 09:34:45 PM »
This is tricky because of the photos, but I'm going to say all three are Little Blues; juvenile, adult, and early juvenile.


Good job! You are correct. The 3rd one is a LATE juvenile though. Molting to adult plumage.

This pic would have helped on the 1st one - shows leg color


Very Clever BK, but 1 out of 3 is about my average !

I thought it was a good exercise showing 3 phases of the same species. Things are not always what they seem,!
Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

Through the Mirror
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