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Old Wednesday 13th September 2017, 07:45   #1
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3 bird IDs to confirm

First two taken at the Norfolk Broads this August. I would imagine the first one is a shelduck not in its full bright plumage. The second one I think is a lesser black backed gull as its legs appear yellowish and its back is quite dark. The third has made me think. Is it a Little Egret standing tall or a Great White Egret. I know they can have black bills at some stage *this was at Frampton Marsh in Jul 17 ?
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Shelduck probably a juv moulting into adult plumage.
LBB indeed
Little Egret for me, GWE has a massive bill.
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Agree with Jon on all counts.
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Agree with Jon on all counts.

Thanks guys. Was a bit hopeful on the Egret, thanks for the info on the much larger bill.
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