Fink Family Farm Bird List

Fink Family Farm Bird List

The only list I faithfully keep is a list of all the birds seen on our farm since we moved here in 1977. I thought it would be fun to ad...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Green Heron

Every year, I suspect the Green Herons are nesting nearby. And every year, a juvenile turns up on our pond, so I was expecting a juvenile when this one appeared Aug. 19. But it has the rufous, not streaked, neck of an adult. However, I don't know the molt sequence of Green Herons so perhaps the slight irregularities of color on the neck mean this is a young one nearly completing its molt into adult plumage. Or not.

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