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by Mark Lippman on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:27:30 AM PST
Night Herons in your yard? I once had a Green Heron in a tree in my backyard. It must have been on its way somewhere and stopped for a brief rest - that was a truly unusual sight!
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by tgypsy on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 07:26:56 AM PST
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take a decent picture but not unusual for them to be here.
Now I've been told that they're blue herons or gray herons and I suppose we could have more than one kind at different times but I never heard anyone identify them as Black-crowned night herons. I'm obviously not an expert.
The other herons that come around look quite different than this one when they're standing upright on the ground.
They have long necks. I thought this one was just assuming a different posture as it was roosting. But maybe I was the one who was assuming, and falsely.
by Mark Lippman on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 07:46:14 AM PST
tgypsy is spot on; that's definitely a Black-crowned Night Heron. Neat that you get herons so close!
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by Kestrel on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:01:11 AM PST
a Great Blue Heron? Definitely longer-necked than a Black-crowned (and bigger overall) but similar coloring.
by tgypsy on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:05:24 AM PST
by Mark Lippman on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 12:00:08 PM PST
They like to hang out in trees as well.
by Kestrel on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:34:31 AM PST
by Mark Lippman on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 12:00:42 PM PST
by you on soon
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