Reddish Egret

Egretta rufescens

ML115042901


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🦉Richard Aracil🦅
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eBird Checklist S48535326
Palo Verde Ecological Reserve
Riverside, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 33.6997, -114.4989 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

First impression upon seeing it was of a dark, medium sized, long legged and winged egret smaller than GREG, larger than LBHE/SNEG flying on slow wingbeats. Bird immediately struck me as odd. Photos show little to no contrast between PP/SS and wing coverts and dark, purplish neck and breast contrasting with lighter gray of body. LBHE and GBHE do not show these characteristics. First seen flying upriver on the AZ side before I lost it behind vegetation. A few moments later, saw it after it landed along shoreline well upriver from me. Although very distant, saw an all-dark egret with active, SNEG-like foraging behavior. While running up the road for a closer look, lost sight of it and could not relocate.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/4000 sec
ISO
1250
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
122KB
Dimensions
839 x 543

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