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CLOSED: Night Heron?

Aurora, CO(Zone 4a)

I saw a bird similar to this last year, and after posting a photo, I learned that it was a Hooded Night Heron. A few days ago, I rounded a corner and ran smack into this guy. He posed cooperatively while I snapped away. I don't recall seeing so much blue on the bird I saw last year, so am wondering. Can anybody help me?

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Yep; a Black-crowned Night Heron.

Maybe the one you saw before was a subadult, they are browner than the adults like this one.

Resin

Aurora, CO(Zone 4a)

Thanks so much. They seem to be plentiful in the Sand Creek area,

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