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Jan 26, 2017 15:38 |  #1

My No.1 priority here was to get some decent WC shots. Think I accomplished it.

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To get an idea of their size, a Tri-colored Heron, which are not small birds-

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Thanks for looking, more to follow.

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Jan 26, 2017 17:06 |  #2

Very nice set Rog! Love the comparison shot! How does a Tri-colored Heron compare in size to a Great Blue Heron?


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Jan 26, 2017 17:27 |  #3

Wow Rog, how sweet it is, as Jackie Gleason used to say. And your comparison shot is great. I think the tricoloured is a bit smaller than a Great Blue, like 2/3 the size? In any event, very nice :-)


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Jan 26, 2017 18:49 |  #4

Yes you did, very nice photo's.




  
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Jan 26, 2017 19:43 |  #5

SJC from VT wrote in post #18256239 (external link)
Very nice set Rog! Love the comparison shot! How does a Tri-colored Heron compare in size to a Great Blue Heron?

Greetings, Sandy and thank you. My book list the 3 at:
Tri-colored-26"
Great Blue-47"
Whoopers-52"

I my opinion, the Whooping Crane is more than 5" larger.

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Wow Rog, how sweet it is, as Jackie Gleason used to say. And your comparison shot is great. I think the tricoloured is a bit smaller than a Great Blue, like 2/3 the size? In any event, very nice :-)

"And away we go!" Ha, you know we're showing our age, right, Ian? ;-)a Thank you for checking in and your thoughts. Always appreciated!

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Yes you did, very nice photo's.

Thank you, appreciate it.


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Jan 26, 2017 19:48 |  #6

Great shots of a bird I hope to see someday-Some have shown up in Iowa years ago so there's a chance-or maybe a trip is in order sometime soon.




  
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Jan 26, 2017 20:38 as a reply to  @ Shackleton's post |  #7

Thank you, sir, appreciate your looking in. I did learn that the WC are not endurance flyers-only fly on their migrations during favorable winds. So, can stop over anywhere during their trips. But I recommend the visit down here, November thru February /early March. Plus it's warmer than Iowa! ߘ


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Jan 27, 2017 04:28 |  #8

Really excellent set! Kudos


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Jan 27, 2017 04:32 |  #9

Those are really great, Rog. I'm shocked to see how much bigger the Crane is than a Heron, even if it's a bit smaller than a Great Blue. Amazing.


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Jan 27, 2017 05:32 |  #10

Wish I could like this more than once Rog. Glad you were able to get these shots. It appears maybe from a boat and on the refuge? Did you go to Lamar? I am not sure I will make it back down this year.

Congrats on these fine shots.


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Jan 27, 2017 05:36 as a reply to  @ Levina de Ruijter's post |  #11

Levina, bigger than a GBH


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Jan 27, 2017 05:42 as a reply to  @ Wallace River's post |  #12

Ha, I see I worded that not quite right, Ian. I meant, even if the Tricolored Heron is smaller than a GBH!


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Jan 27, 2017 06:06 |  #13

Didereaux wrote in post #18256637 (external link)
Really excellent set! Kudos

Thank you.

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #18256641 (external link)
Those are really great, Rog. I'm shocked to see how much bigger the Crane is than a Heron, even if it's a bit smaller than a Great Blue. Amazing.

Great to hear from you, Levina and thank you! The Whoopers are the tallest bird on this side of our planet, and as I said above, think there is more than 5" difference in size compared to the GBH.

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Wish I could like this more than once Rog. Glad you were able to get these shots. It appears maybe from a boat and on the refuge? Did you go to Lamar? I am not sure I will make it back down this year.

Congrats on these fine shots.

Good morning, Will. I was on the boat out of Port Aransas up to the refuge. 4-5 hours long. [And they dropped the price to $48. for seniors!]
Was up to Goose Island and Lamar a couple of weeks ago and there was a family of 3. They seem to like the private land of the fellow with the rumored shotgun at hand for trespassers! ;-)a
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Levina, bigger than a GBH


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Jan 27, 2017 18:07 |  #14

ardeekay wrote in post #18256398 (external link)
Thank you, sir, appreciate your looking in. I did learn that the WC are not endurance flyers-only fly on their migrations during favorable winds. So, can stop over anywhere during their trips. But I recommend the visit down here, November thru February /early March. Plus it's warmer than Iowa! ߘ

Yeah, as if I needed another excuse to come down!

Some will say I need my head examined, but I want some photos of my own of wild rattlesnakes too. We've got some timbers in my area but I've been looking 10 years with no luck.




  
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Jan 27, 2017 20:17 |  #15

Well done Rog


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