Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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[Mystery birds] Tri-Colored Heron, Egretta tricolor, photographed at Quintana, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow]

Image: Joseph Kennedy, 1 March 2009 [larger view].

Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with tsn-pz camera eyepiece 1/250s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

Review all mystery birds to date.


  1. #1 Kate
    May 30, 2009

    Tri-colored heron: white belly with blue upperparts.

  2. #2 dhogaza
    May 30, 2009

    Agreed, tri-colored heron.

  3. #3 derp
    May 30, 2009

    oh look at that fucking tricolored heron holy shit
    that is one sexy fucking bird goddamm

  4. #4 Jared
    May 30, 2009

    Already identified by others; too easy. One is currently fishing in the pond near my house…

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