Mosteiros, São Miguel
2007-10-27
© Carlos Ribeiro
Birding Azores
One difficult bird, but maybe a Snowy Egret. Yellow on lores difficult to judge.

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Mosteiros, São Miguel
2007-10-30
© Arto Juvonen
Birding Azores
Probably a Little Egret with too much yellow on legs, and rather much yellow on lores. Or a Snowy Egret? (Note yellowish-green lores, with no yellow on top of bill, "long" face, and yellow on legs in a rather unusual distribution.)

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Mosteiros, São Miguel
2007-11-01
© Ricardo Guerreiro
Birding Azores
More new photos of this individual indicate that this bird is a Little Egret Egretta garzetta. There is not much pure yellow on lores, and no at the base of the upper mandible.

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Mosteiros, São Miguel
2007-11-01
© Carlos Ribeiro
Birding Azores
 

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Mosteiros, São Miguel
2007-11-06
© Jan-Michael Breider
Birding Azores
 

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Mosteiros, São Miguel
2007-11-06
© Jan-Michael Breider
Birding Azores
 

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Lagoa Azul, São Miguel
2007-11-15
© Carlos Ribeiro
Birding Azores
Same bird as earlier at Mosteiros.

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Lagoa Azul, São Miguel
2007-11-15
© Carlos Ribeiro
Birding Azores
 

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Lagoa Azul, São Miguel
2008-02-29
© Staffan Rodebrand
Birding Azores
Showing the leg that is most yellow this individual looks very strange. Still looking most like a Little Egret.

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Lagoa Azul, São Miguel
2008-02-29
© Staffan Rodebrand
Birding Azores
 

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