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CLOSED: What Heron

West Palm Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Could this be a juvenile Blue Heron?

Thanks

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Yep, Great Blue Heron

Resin

West Palm Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

What gives us the clue the bird is a juvenile?

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Well, realistically, they're still nestlings, not even juvenile yet ;-)

The wing and tail feathers are still only half-grown, so they can't fly yet. When they are old enough to fly, that's when they are considered to be juveniles, until they have their post-juvenile moult. Juveniles can be told from adults by their duller head pattern.

Resin

West Palm Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Thanks so much for the info you provide.

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