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  • Bird ID please Santo André Lagoon, Alentejo, Portugal

    First of all sorry for the unsharp photos. When this bird flew away it looked like a big Egret/Heron but with short legs. It has me completely confused. Hope somebody can help me out.

    Thanks,

    Bert
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  • #2
    You're on the right tracks, but think of something little (not big).....something like a heron and egret....perhaps a young one......

    Brian S

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Brian S View Post
      You're on the right tracks, but think of something little (not big).....something like a heron and egret....perhaps a young one......

      Brian S
      Thank you Brian,

      Well, it was much bigger then a Little Egret because that was the one that scared this bird away when the Little Egret landed. My first thoughts were a brown Gray Heron with short legs. I doubt that it could be a Night Heron, I just took photos of the Night Heron (which I just posted here for confirmation) and was walking to my car, getting into my car when I saw this weird bird, hence the bad quality of the photos

      Second thought was Bittern but I do not really see that in the photos.

      But I could be completely mistaken.

      Bert
      Do you want to see the Birds of the Alentejo region in Portugal?

      For more information:

      Birdwatching Alentejo

      For Dutch:

      Vogels in Portugal

      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/birdwatchingalentejo.portugal

      You can stay at our holiday cottages at Monte Horizonte and we can show you the birds.

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      • #4
        Looks like an immature (probably 2nd year) Night Heron

        PS spellcheck: Grey Heron - "Gray" is an illegitimate American renaming

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MichaelF View Post
          Looks like an immature (probably 2nd year) Night Heron

          PS spellcheck: Grey Heron - "Gray" is an illegitimate American renaming
          Thank you, I´m Dutch, I seem to make that mistake always

          A Night Heron, the size of the wings must have had me confused then when I was explaining the overall size of the bird.

          Thanks,

          Bert
          Do you want to see the Birds of the Alentejo region in Portugal?

          For more information:

          Birdwatching Alentejo

          For Dutch:

          Vogels in Portugal

          Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/birdwatchingalentejo.portugal

          You can stay at our holiday cottages at Monte Horizonte and we can show you the birds.

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          • #6
            I tried to lead you in the right direction.

            First-winter Little Bittern - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rashed11112/2922111969/

            Brian S

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Brian S View Post
              I tried to lead you in the right direction.

              First-winter Little Bittern - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rashed11112/2922111969/

              Brian S
              Thanks, I did say Bittern didn´t I? My Collins states that Little Bittern is not present here in winter?

              Now I am really confused
              Do you want to see the Birds of the Alentejo region in Portugal?

              For more information:

              Birdwatching Alentejo

              For Dutch:

              Vogels in Portugal

              Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/birdwatchingalentejo.portugal

              You can stay at our holiday cottages at Monte Horizonte and we can show you the birds.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bert View Post
                Thanks, I did say Bittern didn´t I? My Collins states that Little Bittern is not present here in winter?
                I wouldnt worry too much about your Collins stating species arent present, even the latest edition doesnt appear to be up to date with distribution map accuracy. They are present here all year, along with many other species that arent in the Collins as overwintering.
                www.extremaduraphotos.webs.com

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                • #9
                  Thank you all for your answers. But is it now a Little Bittern or a Night Heron?
                  Do you want to see the Birds of the Alentejo region in Portugal?

                  For more information:

                  Birdwatching Alentejo

                  For Dutch:

                  Vogels in Portugal

                  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/birdwatchingalentejo.portugal

                  You can stay at our holiday cottages at Monte Horizonte and we can show you the birds.

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