Saturday, January 31, 2015

BIRD D'POT, NATURE NOTES AND WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

From my archives when we were in Florida last year.

An egret I know but I need a little help identifying what kind it is.  I am thinking a Great Egret but would like to know for sure.  I am still having a hard time identifying between adults and juveniles also.

Added note as of: 2-1-15
Kenneth at Rosyfinch Ramblings (click on this link to see his blog) has ID'd this bird as a Great White Heron, a subspecies of the Great Blue Heron.  You can read the info he gave in my comment section.  Thanks Kenneth!




Muscovy Duck




A pair of Wood Ducks




Green Heron



You can click on the links below to see other participants.  I would like to thank Anni, Michelle and Stewart for these very enjoyable memes.

39 comments:

  1. I'm always bad at figuring out bird names

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  2. show girls!



    Argumentative veg? Provacado!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  3. Your egret and heron shots are my favorites! They are glorious portraits! They look like they posed just for you! And look at those fierce yellow eyes!

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  4. Such gorgeous birds!!! The egret's feathers remind me of the Victorian women's hats.

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  5. Lovely photos, Denise! I am not sure what kind of egret that is but it is beautiful and I love the details in your photo.

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  6. Beautiful birds! I love the egret and the heron.

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  7. lovely shots, I reallyl liked the different ducks :-)

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  8. Beautiful birds. Love the markings on the ducks.

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  9. Hello Denise. Beautiful birds and lovely photos. I usually go by the leg and feet colors on the heron & egrets. But, there is a white morph version of the Great Blue Heron only seen in Florida... It is confusing..Happy Sunday!

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  10. My goodness!! Such a treasure of images. Beautiful. The top one of he egret...that's like an oil painting!

    And the colors of the Muscovy duck...superb.

    But, if you stopped by my personal blog [Hootin' Anni's] this weekend...you'll see why I'm terribly envious of your wood duck!!

    Thanks for taking time out in your busy day to share this link at I'd Rather B Birdin'!! It's always a pleasure to see what birds you find in your part of the world!

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  11. Denise, all gorgeous captures. I am not sure about the egret. I hope to come back here later and see what everyone else says.

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  12. Hello from your newest follower. What a nice blog you have here ... Your photography is very well done ... Thanks for sharing and thanks for the follow and your comments on my blog. John

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  13. eileen's right about the 'great white heron' species only seen in the fla keys area. there's also a white morph of a reddish egret and a juvenile little blue heron is white also. because it lacks the darker legs of a great egret, it's hard to say which of the other 3 possibilities it is. there's a better florida birder out there that can help you!

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  14. Wonderful photos from your archives!

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  15. Very nice photos, Denise. You have a steady hand with your camera.

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  16. The Green Heron has a nice smile. He probably just ate some baby duck. I only discovered recently that they are killers.

    Sorry I can't help with the egret. i am still working on sparrows.

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  17. Very beatiful pictures very beatiful bird. Have a nice week!

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  18. I'm glad you came over to visit me at Hootin' Anni's today Denise. Thanks for the compliments!

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  19. Beautiful shot of the Great White Heron as this subspecies of the Great Blue is known. We had one in our back yard lake for a couple of weeks this past year. First ever seen there and simply disappeared after that. I first saw it across the lake and almost dismissed it as a Great Egret until I realized how big it was and lacked the black legs.

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  20. Hi Denise, loved all your photos. Aren't those Wood Ducks so pretty with their colourful markings!
    Been meaning to say how much I like your profile pic... the pretty cup and saucer and your special shortbread (?) biscuit :D)

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  21. Looks like a color variation to the legs. If it's an egret, the legs are usually dark but in this case, maybe it's a morph or an albino? Great shot BTW.

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  22. Those egrets seem to steal the show they are so stunning!

    I've never seen a green heron before...very pretty!

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  23. I can't help with the identification, but it is a beautiful bird.

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  24. I love seeing birds from other areas that I do not see myself in person.

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  25. Wood ducks are great - I got very excited the first time I saw some!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  26. Great shots of the egret and heron!

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  27. A wonderful collection of photos Denise! The green heron is on my bucket list. I would love to see one in person. Such lovely color in their feathers.

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  28. The Heron family is so elegant and I love watching them fish. Your photograph are all very good.

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  29. Great photos!
    I especially like the Green Heron.

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  30. Super shots of all four species. Well done Denise.

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  31. Great captures of the woody pair and the herons as they are shy. I had no idea that there was a white heron. Beautiful birds Denise...Michele

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