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Juvie BCNH

This juvenile "Black-crowned Night Heron" was fishing nearby and did not seem the least bit interested in his audience. Similar in appearance to the American Bittern, it was confusing for us amateurs to ID, but friends suggest that his bill is too thick for the American Bittern. His poses threw us... but in hindsight, the long neck stances suggest that he may have been alarmed. He did not have those gorgeous red eyes that the adult BCNH has.
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