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#1 Gordo

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:13 AM

This was one of those times where access to a better vantage point is impossible and the small window of opportunity you do have is filled with extraneous clutter. My wife and I couldn't figure out what this was. Our guesses ran the gamut from hawks to owls to even possibly a young Black-crowned Night Heron with its head tucked under a wing but in the end we gave up, unable (or unwilling) to even hazard a guess.

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Totally understandable if nobody wants to say for certainty what this is. :)

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#2 Joejr14

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:17 AM

How about Black-crowned Night Heron?

#3 SilencedBazooka

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:17 AM

Black-crowned Heron looks right, where was this taken?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

I agree with BCNH

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#5 Benjamin DeHaven

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:11 AM

Big Bird is yellow btw...

I'm not 100%, but I would be comfortable putting this down as a Black-crowned Night-Heron.

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