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Old Saturday 16th March 2013, 00:08   #1
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Egret, Florida, USA

I thought I knew my Egrets. The below photograph was taken this morning at the Venice Rookery, Florida, USA.

The feet are not yellow so not a Snowy. The bill has no yellow in it so not a Great. Could this be a Juvenile Cattle Egret?
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Old Saturday 16th March 2013, 00:20   #2
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Juvenile Little Blue Heron.
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The real contender here (due to two-colored bill) is a white Roseate Egret. Just to make sure that I see this in the same way as others, the id as little blue is due to the greenish legs on the OP bird, right?

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Old Saturday 16th March 2013, 11:53   #5
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I don't know about Reddish Egret - looks like a Little Blue Heron to me.

Immature LBHE have a lighter base and darker tip to their bills. Plus, as you said, the greenish legs.
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the cattle egret is out of the question due to a shorter bill
it look tro me too, as a Juv. Little Blue Heron due to legs and bill
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Old Saturday 16th March 2013, 13:44   #7
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The dark wingtips are indicative of a juvenile Little Blue Heron as well.

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Def Little Blue Heron here.
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The dark wingtips are indicative of a juvenile Little Blue Heron as well.

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