Seen S of Hile School Rd, central wetland, preening calmly in dead trees—two probably juvenile Great Blue Herons in tree next door. Found as light was low at 855 pm tonight—sans binocs, etc. Ran back home to get scope—not trusting my size estimates in deep dusk. Dark legs, marginally smaller than herons, couldn’t confirm yellow bill against its feathers but—well, there aren’t a lot of options. Bill slender and long, less robust than GBH—at least as seen in near darkness.
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