Larger bird - Elk Island National Park, Alberta Canada (and a funny photo to boot!) (1 Viewer)

cdnbarbie

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Need your help again. Three of these birds were flying above a pond yesterday at Elk Island National Park, just east of Edmonton, Alberta Canada. They are quite large - I would guess 18" at least when their heads are extended (as in the one photo) They may be immature something-or-others which makes identification for me impossible as my knowledge base is very limited for Alberta, being an import from Ontario. So give it your best shot. As always, your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Pay special attention to the second image. There are two birds on the post. I burst out laughing when I saw the photos as I didn't see this by the naked eye...thank goodness for zoom lenses! This was a one in a million capture. |:D| The second bird is fine by the way...the sequence of shots captured clearly show one :C bird.

Thanks!
Barb
 

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Dave B Smith

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Barb,
Nice photos and a confirmation for juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron. I didn't notice the 2 for 1 second photo until I re-read your post. great shot.
 

danehower

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cdnbarbie said:
Need your help again. Three of these birds were flying above a pond yesterday at Elk Island National Park, just east of Edmonton, Alberta Canada. They are quite large - I would guess 18" at least when their heads are extended (as in the one photo) They may be immature something-or-others which makes identification for me impossible as my knowledge base is very limited for Alberta, being an import from Ontario. So give it your best shot. As always, your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Pay special attention to the second image. There are two birds on the post. I burst out laughing when I saw the photos as I didn't see this by the naked eye...thank goodness for zoom lenses! This was a one in a million capture. |:D| The second bird is fine by the way...the sequence of shots captured clearly show one :C bird.

Thanks!
Barb
LOL ! - That is funny . Sibling rivalry I guess . Nice pictures !
 

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