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Brainerd, MN

August 21, 2007
10:28 PM

Post #3883466

Saw this while out fishing today. I have never seen it before. Sorry about the picture quality. When we pulled into the dock, there was another one flitting across the dock and into the woods. It had a black head, reddish brown neck and chest and bright yellow legs and feet.

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Brainerd, MN

August 21, 2007
10:29 PM

Post #3883468

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West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 21, 2007
10:45 PM

Post #3883513

Green Heron Butorides virescens. I guess they're not called 'Little Green Heron' anymore.
Brainerd, MN

August 21, 2007
11:13 PM

Post #3883595

I saw that in my bird book but thought this guy looked too big. Thanks! He's quite the interesting looking creature.
Marlton, NJ

August 21, 2007
11:18 PM

Post #3883606

Congratulations sybil! Its so exciting to see something new!
Brainerd, MN

August 21, 2007
11:55 PM

Post #3883714

This also answers a question I have had for years. We hear a barking sound in the marshes. I thought maybe it was some kind of frog but, then I thought maybe some kind of duck made the noise. There is a blues band in Minneapolis called the Minnesota Barking Ducks. I thought the band had heard the sound, knew it to be a duck and thus, the name.


The green heron makes this sound.

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