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#1 WRQ9

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:41 AM

I thought it was a Bittern 'til I saw these shots, must be a female, Cormerant?Attached File  Arguer 044.JPG   1.05MB   93 downloads

#2 BarnSwallow

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

Female merganser - either hooded or red-breasted, I believe. I'll have to look it up and see if I can pinpoint it.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:07 PM

Agree with female Merganser. Still looking to see if I can tell which. . .

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:06 PM

I'm not seeing merganser here; mergansers have white wing patches and the neck looks too thick here. I'd say a juvenile Cormorant. Where was this photo taken?

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#5 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

Agree with Cormorant, based on body and wing shape. Probably a juvenile, given the apparent light brown coloring, but it could be the lighting of the photo.

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#6 Clip

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

The wings and back in color and shape say Great Blue Heron but everything else seems off.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:22 PM

This looks like a DC Cormorant in weird light.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:40 PM

If you look at the neck, it appears to be crooked to the left a bit -- which is typical of DC Cormorant (and a few of our other cormorants).

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:38 PM

What area was this photo taken?.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:39 PM

We saw a million cormorants in flight on our recent trip, and I gotta agree with cormorant here.

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