Identify this bird

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Old 01-09-2019, 09:48 AM
dblwyr dblwyr is offline
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Thanks for getting the picture straight. I am thinking, after feedback here, it is a heron.

Old 01-09-2019, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by dblwyr View Post
Thanks for getting the picture straight. I am thinking, after feedback here, it is a heron.
Und, it could be a damen too. I can't see between it's little legs.
I have to be myself, everyone else is taken.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:33 PM
JerryLBell JerryLBell is online now
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It's a Great Blue Heron. They're a beautiful and very common bird around here.

If you're interested in learning more about birds and bird-watching, you might want to look into joining a bird-watching group, such as The Village Birders or The Brownwood Birders. Full disclosure - I'm a member of both.
Old 01-10-2019, 09:29 AM
Volunteer Claudia Volunteer Claudia is offline
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Hello! This is a Great Blue Heron. I provided a link to Audubon for bird IDs if you're interested in the many species of wildlife that reside or migrate into Florida. I am an FWC Wildlife transporter located in Sumter County and all too often have to address these and many other species of birds, mammals & reptiles in distress. Should you encounter any wildlife issues, Community Watch in The Villages will dispatch me or other area wildlife rehabilitators to see how we can help.
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bird, photographed, star, southern, 1/6/19

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