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Old 03-28-2009, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I was at Chrissy Field in San Francisco today, and saw this amazing bird near the wildlife preserve... it's obviously a Heron, but I'm not really sure if it's a blue, white, or something else? Anyone know? This thing was HUGE - I'm talking a good 2-3 feet tall!! Are these typically native to Northern California? I've seen plenty of Herons near the water, but never one quite this large.



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Old 03-28-2009, 11:58 PM
 
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Maybe a Great Blue Heron.
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:04 AM
 
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No idea but it's very beautiful!
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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Yeah, he looks like the Great Blue Herons I've seen.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:28 AM
 
Location: California
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Yes...Blue Heron or he could be a Gray(hard to tell in the pic)...here in Texas n the coast, they are quite common....I live on the water and they, along with White Herons are in my yard often. Here are some pics:






These are some of my favorite birds...those along with the many Pelicans we have.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: California
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I enjoy see wildlife...we should start a "Nature" thread filled with all our wildlife pics!
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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There's a photography forum here on City-Data with a nature and wildlife thread. That's actually where posts like this one belong. Check it out! There are some wonderful photos there.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Duh... sorry, I was just stuck on the pets forum this week.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:53 PM
 
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I enjoy see wildlife...we should start a "Nature" thread filled with all our wildlife pics!
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Duh... sorry, I was just stuck on the pets forum this week.
Don't be sorry. Some of us might not have seen him on the photography thread. I forget to look there. I too think he's a Heron and a beautiful bird.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:12 AM
 
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Hey beautiful bird..never seen before, so dnt have any idea about this sorry
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