[Mystery bird] Green Heron nestling, Butorides virescens, photographed in Arizona. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Richard Ditch, 9 June 2009 [larger view].
Date Time Original: 2009:06:09 07:35:02
Exposure Time: 1/350
Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.
It's a juvenile Bedragled Heron. It has a posture of resignation, messy feathers, and is staring blankly off into space.
Juvenile heron of some sort, based on the bill structure. Too dark to be a Cattle Egret or Night Heron. Bill structure is wrong for Great Blue Heron. I'm guessing Green Heron juvenile. Cute kid!
I agree, juvenile Green Heron, with an additional mark -- the eye is yellow. In Night Herons, the eye is red at least by the time the birds leave the nest.