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"Ian A. Worley" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 3 Sep 2013 19:54:35 -0400
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This afternoon while fishing from a canoe my wife Mary and son Eli 
discovered a juvenile Little Blue Heron in the shallows and waterside 
trees of the small lake above Twin Bridges Dam in Weybridge.  Ron Payne 
and I rediscovered the bird this evening and had excellent views as it 
stood on a log well lit from the setting sun behind us.  A Great Blue 
Heron was close by, actually looking "great" in size by contrast with 
the small size of the heron.

The plumage was all white, the bill greyish or grey-greenish with a 
black tip, there was no mane, and the legs and feet were uniformly 
olive-greenish.  Throughout the afternoon and evening it flew from 
location to location all within 1500 feet of the dam.  Mary and Eli got 
quite close to it with the canoe.

 From land it was most easily viewed and photographed from a high, 
roadside location on Field Days Road about 500 feet north of Quaker 
Village Road.  It also could be seen, at times, from Twitchell Hill Road 
a quarter of a mile east of Field Days Road.

Photos to come.