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jimenez
West Palm Beach, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 21, 2014
2:30 PM

Post #9794832

Could this be a juvenile Blue Heron?

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2014
3:37 PM

Post #9794872

Yep, Great Blue Heron

Resin
jimenez
West Palm Beach, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 22, 2014
5:54 AM

Post #9795204

What gives us the clue the bird is a juvenile?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2014
4:22 PM

Post #9795595

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
jimenez
West Palm Beach, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 23, 2014
7:33 PM

Post #9796435

Thanks so much for the info you provide.

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