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Bird Identification: ID on this Juvenile heron please

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Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 24, 2013
12:04 PM

Post #9610686

I am leaning toward yellow-crowned night heron, but maybe it's a black-crowned...Just excited to see them in my yard! We tried to get from different angles but they were in the corner of the yard with the sun behind them.
In the "yeah, I'm sleepy...I'm a night bird" photo, it looks like a few feathers trying to emerge from the head.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2013
12:52 PM

Post #9610705

Yep, Yellow-crowned Night Heron; note the stout but 'stubby', all-black bill, and the neat, small white spots on the breast.

Resin

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 24, 2013
1:43 PM

Post #9610747

Thanks Resin! Not able to identify for myself with certainty. I will proudly put them in Bird Files later. Thanks again.

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