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This is all I managed to salvage from this trip. It's really disappointing, considering there were many more ops.

Great Egret.

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Black Crowned Night Heron.

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The nearest I can come to on this one is a Snowy Egret. However, they're not found anywhere near this part of the country, but I can't find any other shore birds this size with black legs and yellow feet. It's much smaller than the egret.

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These are nice, Mike. And the third bird is a snowy egret. Sibley shows them nesting as far north as northern Iowa and extreme southern Minnesota, with sightings fairly often in recent years farther north.

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I like that third shot as a favorite, really some nice work X.

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Great looking shots Mike. I really like that 3rd one.

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Great Job on the detail of the whites. Can't beleive you didn't give me a jingle X-t on your way to waubay, J/K.

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Thanks guys.

Steve, thanks for confirming the identity of the snowy egret. I use 2 books for ID's, one with photos and one with colored drawings. Unfortunately, they're outdated by over 20 years, regarding geographic info.

Paul, I didn't even make the decison to go until 9:30 in the morning. I figured you'd already be at work and wouldn't be able to just up and leave. BTW, none of these photos were from the NWR, which really doesn't amount to much. I drove the backroads around Waubay, to find the wildlife.

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X-T, get a loved one to put the Sibley guide on your Christmas or birthday list. Best guide out there! grin

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Ya I agree on the SIbleys. I have had mine now for just over a week or so and I love it. I never knew the names of most of the birds in my own back yard so it has been fun reading it. I can't wait to get home tonight so I can fiugre out what kind of bird I shot today on some [PoorWordUsage] dunk gravel road. It was half Black, half Yellow, and looked like a red winged black bird but had a complete yellow head and black body. Heck of a set of vocal cords on him too.

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Paul that had to be a yellow headed blackbird. We have plenty around here. They are an awful pretty bird, especially for a blackbird.

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