Leslie Sutton, Dan Zolmek, Kevin Rutherford, Thomas Heinrich.
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
10/30/2022 8:45:00 AM
10/31/2022 10:30:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):
Pella Crossing Park
Shore of east pond at Pella Crossing.
10x binoculars, 30-60x telescope.
Bright sun both days.
Description of the Bird
Mostly dark brown quite large bird that had a heron like body, but with a srcunched down look with no neck appearing. The bill was all black, quite short and thick. Eye color was reddish. The back was brown with relatively few white spots along the edge of the wing and the chest was also brown with only subtle streaks. The legs were a dull green.
Similar Species Discussion
Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron was eliminated because of the all dark thick bill, no obvious chest streaks, and few white spots on the wings.
Sibley and National Geographic Field Guides.
I see Black-crowned Night-Herons frequently, but have seen about 6 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in Colorado, including a juvenile many years ago at Belmar Park in Lakewood.
Notes made AFTER observation
Date Documentation Submitted
11/4/2022 8:33:00 AM
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