Checklist S59336904

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Owner J. A.

Traveling
  • 1
  • 0.5 mi
Comments

after fine misting in mid-morning, sunlight finally shining through; most of sky still covered with cloud, but increasingly clear to N.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 1

    Comments: spotted from gazebo, stalking along edge of saltmarsh on north side of creek, observed carefully through binoculars: the neck two-toned, tawny-brown on upper surface and white below, together making for a sinuous swirl; the dorsum a faded tawny-rust merging into a light bluish-grey tail, with short white wing-bars and yellow legs; all these features correspond exactly to photos of immature tricolored herons found online; same bird spotted several days earlier in the same location

  3. Number observed: 2

    Comments: both individuals showing juvenile coloration, yellowish bill with definite black tip

  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 2
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 1
  10. Number observed: 1

    Comments: at least one scruffy juvenile, possibly another juvenile or adult nearby

    Breeding Code: FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
  11. Number observed: 3

    Comments: chestnut cap, pale eyebrow and black eyeline; the latter feature strong in one individual, less so in others

  12. Number observed: 5

    Comments: at least five, probably seven or more, often swirling and chasing about, several in company with the juvenile bluebird