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   Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Egretta caerulea


   Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) - LBHE (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Possible little blue heron LINK
    DATE: Aug 1, 2018 @ 8:55am, 16 day(s) ago
    Possible little blue heron sighted on 7/31/18 about 11:00 am on the south channel at Ballona Creek around 200 yds upchannel from the Pacific St. bridge.
    
    Snowy egret-like bird but with feet and legs of an even dull green color (not yellow-green, if anything a little on the blue side), no yellow observed on face, bicolored bill but this does not rule out immature snowy.
    
    Viewed at about 100 yds (10x). Not a good enough sighting to justify rushing out to find it, but if you're in the area anyway worth keeping an eye out for.
    
    Candice Byers
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  3. Los Angeles RBA- 1 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 1, 2017 @ 2:01pm, 9 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 1, 2017
    * CALA1712.01
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    Red-necked Grebe
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    Ancient Murrelet
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Glaucous Gull
    Red-throated Loon
    Little Blue Heron
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
    Prairie Falcon
    Pacific-slop Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    “Red” Fox Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Black-headed Grosbeak
    Blue Grosbeak
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 1.
    
    The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 27. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued here through November 24 and a GLAUCOUS GULL
    was found here on December 1 on the south side of the north basin.
    
    Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL remained along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through November 28.
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through November 29 and a RED-THROATED LOON was seen there on November 25.
    
    The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo was seen through November 26. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
     The ANCIENT MURRELET at the Cabrillo Marina was reported through November 26. Viewing spots include from the end of Whaler's Walk and at the
    22nd Street Landing.
    San Clemente Island produced a LITTLE BLUE HERON present from November 24-26.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at the LA County Natural History Museum Nature Gardens on November 29.
    
    An apparent NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was seen at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on November 26.
    
    A late PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on November 27.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE was found at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on November 26 near Group Picnic Area 2. A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen nearby on the north side of Brackett Field.
    
    At least two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at the Castaic Sports Complex through November 29. Another continued at Hollydale Park in South Gate through November 28.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD (last seen near the Ranger Station) and a PALM WARBLER (by the east end of the dam) continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 25 and November 29 respectively.
    
    On November 24, Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale had a continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW north of the restrooms by parking area 5.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW and a continuing DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO were at Rancho Sierra Golf Course in the Antelope Valley on November 26. At this locale, always ask permission to bird (perimeter only) at the club
    house.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Montrose Community Park on November 29 and at the Mineral Wells Picnic Area in Griffith Park on November 30.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 25 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance and an EASTERN PHOEBE remained through November 25 under the large cottonwoods on reserve’s
    south side.
     A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued through November 30at a residence in Studio City.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through November 26. It was last seen on the hill between Botts Field and the Culver Little
    League Field.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums (south of Rodeo Road and west of La Brea Ave.) in Los Angeles. It was last seen behind units 5343 and 5349 on November 25. This is private property
    but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    Another female type SUMMER TANAGER was at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar on November 29.
    
    Late was a BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK in Sierra Madre through November 29 and a BLUE GROSBEAK at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach through November 25.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  5. Los Angeles RBA- 16 September 2016 LINK
    DATE: Sep 16, 2016 @ 2:57pm, 2 year(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * September 16, 2016 * CALA1609.16  
     
    -Birds mentioned
     
    Common Merganser
    Ridgway’s Rail
    MASKED/NAZCA BOOBY
    Reddish Egret
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Northern Waterthrush
    Tennessee Warbler
    Virginia’s Warbler
    American Redstart
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Black-throated Sparrow
    Summer Tanager
    Indigo Bunting
     
     
     
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): 
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
     
     
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:   http://ebird.org/content/ebird
     
     
    Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to:  Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    
    Coverage:  Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
     
     
    -Transcript
     
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 16.
     
    A COMMON MERGANSER continued to be seen both on the LA River adjacent to North Atwater Park and at Rowena Reservoir through September 12.
     
    A continuing RIDGWAY’S RAIL was still at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh (along the Lincoln arm of the marsh) through September 10.   
    
     
    A MASKED or NAZCA BOOBY was seen and photographed in LA County waters about halfway between Oceanside and Santa Catalina Island on September 15.
     
    A REDDISH EGRET (originally reported on last week’s RBA as a Little Blue Heron) was at Malibu Lagoon on September 6. 
    
     
    An immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was along the south side of Ballona Creek just upstream from Pacific Ave on September 10.  It was by the first channel/inlet into the Ballona Wetlands area.
     
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) through September 15.  It is being seen near the southeast corner of Duckbill Lake.
     
    A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was in the southwest part of Madrona Marsh in Torrance from September 13-15.
     
    A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at Piute Ponds from September 10-11.  It was along Ave C by the portable restroom.
     
    At Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER continued at the south end of the park through September 15.  A TENNESSEE WARBLER was in this area from September 12-14.  An immature male SUMMER TANAGER
    was at the park on September 13.
     
    The VIRGINIA’S WARBLER at Wilson Cove on San Clemente Island remained through September 15. 
    
     
    An adult male AMERICAN REDSTART was along the San Gabriel River below Peck Road on September 11.  Also present was an INDIGO BUNTING.
     
    An immature female AMERICAN REDSTART was in the east Antelope Valley on September 15.  It was about a third of the way down the row of elms running south from Ave. I at 117 th Street East.
     
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail from September 10-12.  It was about 300-400 feet south of Monte Verde Park.  A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the south end of the Nature
    Trail on September 11.
     
    Another CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Arcadia County Park on September 15.
     
    An immature BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was along the San Gabriel River opposite Encanto Park in Duarte on September 12.  It was on the east side of the river around the fenced concrete drainage channel (accessed by crossing
    the concrete bridge just south of Encanto Park, then walking up the east side bike path just past the first drop).
    
     
     
    - end transcript
     
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
     
     
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
     
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org  
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  7. Los Angeles RBA- 9 September 2016 LINK
    DATE: Sep 9, 2016 @ 1:49pm, 2 year(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * September 9, 2016 * CALA1609.09     -Birds mentioned   Brant Ridgway’s Rail American Golden-Plover Franklin’s Gull Glaucous-winged Gull Little Blue Heron Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Bald Eagle Vermilion Flycatcher Purple Martin Virginia’s Warbler American Redstart Black-throated Sparrow     California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): 
    http://www.californiabirds.org/     Enter your bird sightings on eBird:   http://ebird.org/content/ebird     Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to:  Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    Coverage:  Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted     -Transcript   This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 9.     The AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER on the LA River in the Commerce/Maywood area was seen through September 5.  It has been looked for but not seen since then.  The location is about 200 yards
    north of Slauson Ave. and there are small parking areas on the east side of the Slauson bridge. 
      A FRANKLIN’S GULL was at the Lancaster Water Treatment Plant on September 1 and a BRANT was there on September 4. 
    Birders are welcome between 7:00AM and 3:00PM.  Be sure to check in at the office and let staff know that you are birding.  From the facility entrance on the north side of Ave. D just east of the 14 Freeway,
    go north to the second intersection and office parking area.  The office itself is at the northeast corner of the building.   A GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was seen flying over the San Gabriel River at Dunlap Crossing (south of Whittier Blvd.) on September 3.   An adult LITTLE BLUE HERON was reported at Malibu Lagoon on September 6.   The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh was reported through September 3.  It is usually seen along the Lincoln arm of the marsh, south of Jefferson.  The continuing
    RIDGWAY’S RAIL was still at the marsh as of September 3.   An adult BALD EAGLE was observed around the lake at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on September 3 and 5.   A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) through September 7.  It is being seen near the southeast corner of Duckbill Lake.   Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER (first year female) was on the small “peninsula” on the south side of south Legg Lake in South El Monte on September 4.   A PURPLE MARTIN was at the Piute Ponds on September 7.   At Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at the south end of the park and two AMERICAN REDSTARTS were at the north end on September 8.   Another VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at Wilson Cove on San Clemente Island from September 6-8.  A BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was present there on September 8.   Another BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was by the berm area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 8.  The marsh preserve is open from 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.       - end transcript   Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...     EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org  
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  9. Heron at Malibu Lagoon LINK
    DATE: Aug 5, 2016 @ 7:43am, 2 year(s) ago
    After much review and research in field guides.it seems that my erroneous ID of a heron at Malibu turned out to be a LIttle Blue Heron, not a white Reddish Egret. Sorry for the wrong call.
    
    Irwin Woldman
    Studio City
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 5 August 2016 LINK
    DATE: Aug 5, 2016 @ 1:21pm, 2 year(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * August 5, 2016 * CALA1608.05  
     
    -Birds mentioned
     
    Red-breasted Merganser
    Magnificent Frigatebird
    Little Blue Heron
    Reddish Egret
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Northern Harrier
    Wilson’s Snipe
    Purple Martin
    White-crowned Sparrow
    Indigo Bunting
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): 
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
     
     
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:   http://ebird.org/content/ebird
     
     
    Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to:  Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    
    Coverage:  Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
     
     
    -Transcript
     
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 5.
     
    A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER continued at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley through August 1.
     
    A probable MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD was seen over Redondo Beach on August 2.
     
    An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was found at Malibu Lagoon on August 4.
     
    A REDDISH EGRET was at Malibu Lagoon on July 30 and what may have been the same bird was at the Topanga Creek mouth along the Pacific Coast Highway on August 2.
     
    At least one of two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS sighted in the Ballona area continued through July 31.  It was last reported at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh from along the path south of the intersection of Jefferson
    and Lincoln.
     
    A NORTHERN HARRIER continued west of the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through July 30.
     
    A WILSON’S SNIPE was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on July 30 and a female PURPLE MARTIN was there on July 31.  A letter of permission is required for entry.
     
    Very early was a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on July 30.
     
    A male INDIGO BUNTING was at the northwest corner of the upper lake at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on July 31. 
    
     
    Another male INDIGO BUNTING was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena (along Flint Wash near Berkshire Ave.) on August 5.
     
     
    - end transcript
     
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
     
     
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
     
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org  
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  13. Re: [LACoBirds] Malibu Lagoon this morning - eBird record corrected LINK
    DATE: Aug 6, 2016 @ 10:05am, 2 year(s) ago
    Tom,
    
    Kimball corrected the mistake and confirmed that the bird is indeed a juvenile Little Blue Heron.The eBird record, I understand, has been corrected.
    
    Tom
    
    Tom Hinnebusch, WLA
    
    On Aug 5, 2016, at 6:12 AM, Tom Benson
    Thomasabenson@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    There are no records of white morph Reddish Egrets from California. The photos in the eBird checklist do appear to show a juvenile Little Blue Heron.
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30977467
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Irwin Woldman
    
    iwoldman@...
    
    [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    Date: 8/4/16 1:52 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To:
    
    lacobirds@yahoogroups.com ,
    
    jwhy1a@... ,
    
    kenjudge2@...
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Malibu Lagoon this morning
    
    Wayne Hyland and Ken Chotiner joined me at Malibu Lagoon this morning. We saw and studied the white-morphed Reddish Egret near the north overlook about 3/4 of the way along the path to the beach from the parking lot at PCH. The length of the bill along with
    its light colored broad base/dark tip gave us more certainty. The all dark legs and the feet (the latter shown when it flew) were added field marks. There was a suggestion of dark feathering in the wingtips while standing, but that did not show in flight.
    The bird was along the lagoon shore in close proximity to several Snowy Egrets for comparison. In addition, we had 4 species of plovers (Kildeer, Semi-palmated. Snowy and Black-bellied), 5 species of Tern(Caspian, Royal. Elegant, Least and Forsters).Other shorebirds included Willet, Whimbrel, Marbled Godwit, Sanderling,
    Least and Western Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone.
    T he Brant (Goose) was still present on the sandy ridge near the roosting Brown Pelicans. An Osprey periodically flew about and dove into the lagoon, flushing many of the gulls, terns and shorebirds while in flight.
    One of the Snowy Plovers had leg bands which Ken will report separately.
    
    A good time was had by all.
    
    Irwin Woldman
    Studio City
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  15. RE: [LACoBirds] Malibu Lagoon this morning LINK
    DATE: Aug 5, 2016 @ 6:12am, 2 year(s) ago
    There are no records of white morph Reddish Egrets from California. The photos in the eBird checklist do appear to show a juvenile Little Blue Heron.
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30977467
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Irwin Woldman iwoldman@... [LACoBirds]"
    Date: 8/4/16 1:52 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To: lacobirds@yahoogroups.com, jwhy1a@..., kenjudge2@...
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Malibu Lagoon this morning
    
    Wayne Hyland and Ken Chotiner joined me at Malibu Lagoon this morning. We saw and studied the white-morphed Reddish Egret near the north overlook about 3/4 of the way along the path to the beach from the parking lot at PCH. The length of the bill along with its light colored broad base/dark tip gave us more certainty. The all dark legs and the feet (the latter shown when it flew) were added field marks. There was a suggestion of dark feathering in the wingtips while standing, but that did not show in flight. The bird was along the lagoon shore in close proximity to several Snowy Egrets for comparison. In addition, we had 4 species of plovers (Kildeer, Semi-palmated. Snowy and Black-bellied), 5 species of Tern(Caspian, Royal. Elegant, Least and Forsters).Other shorebirds included Willet, Whimbrel, Marbled Godwit, Sanderling, Least and Western Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone.
    T
    he Brant (Goose) was still present on the sandy ridge near the roosting Brown Pelicans. An Osprey periodically flew about and dove into the lagoon, flushing many of the gulls, terns and shorebirds while in flight.
    One of the Snowy Plovers had leg bands which Ken will report separately.
    
    A good time was had by all.
    
    Irwin Woldman
    Studio City
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  17. RE: [LACoBirds] Malibu Lagoon this morning LINK
    DATE: Aug 5, 2016 @ 10:08am, 2 year(s) ago
    Just to clear up any confusion…. The reported “white morph” Reddish Egret at Malibu Lagoon is an immature Little Blue Heron; a real immature Reddish Egret
    was photographed at Malibu Lagoon earlier (30 July) and (same bird) at the mouth of Topanga Creek 2 August.We do not expect white morph Reddish Egrets on the west coast (although the juvenile photographed there on 30 July was rather pale rufous/gray); the
    occasional west Mexico/s. CA bird will have a few white feathers, but true white morph birds seem to be largely restricted in the USA to the southeastern coasts.
    
    Both species (Little Blue Heron and Reddish Egret) are quite rare in L. A. County (despite being quite regular in Orange County and borderline routine in San
    Diego County.
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
     From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com]
    On Behalf Of Irwin Woldman iwoldman@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 1:53 PM
    
    To: lacobirds@yahoogroups.com; jwhy1a@...; kenjudge2@...
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Malibu Lagoon this morning
    
     Wayne Hyland and Ken Chotiner joined me at Malibu Lagoon this morning. We saw and studied the white-morphed Reddish Egret near the north overlook about 3/4 of the
    way along the path to the beach from the parking lot at PCH. The length of the bill along with its light colored broad base/dark tip gave us more certainty. The all dark legs and the feet (the latter shown when it flew) were added field marks. There was a
    suggestion of dark feathering in the wingtips while standing, but that did not show in flight. The bird was along the lagoon shore in close proximity to several Snowy Egrets for comparison.
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  19. RE: [LACoBirds] Little Blue Heron at Malibu Lagoon LINK
    DATE: Aug 22, 2014 @ 1:34pm, 4 year(s) ago
    Just for the record, Santa Monica Bay Audubon recorded a Little Blue
    Heron, this one actually blue, at Malibu Lagoon on Sunday July 27,
    2014. Most people (including me) missed it. It was reported to me by
    a reliable birder who was down on the beach (0845-0930) before the
    rest of the group got there. He saw it by lagoon edge on his way
    east, but by the time he returned it was gone. The rest of the group
    searched persistently, but could not find it.
    Chuck Almdale
    North Hills, Ca.
    
    At 01:06 PM 8/22/2014, Bill Crowe crowe.bill@... [LACoBirds] wrote: >As Kimball pointed out it appears that the bird is indeed a juvenile
    >snowy egret. I have several other pictures and there is no black on
    >the wing tips. I am still learning about birds and was thrown off by
    >the leg color and the different colored bill.
    >Good birding
    >Bill Crowe
    >Simi Valley CA
    
    
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  21. RE: [LACoBirds] Little Blue Heron at Malibu Lagoon LINK
    DATE: Aug 22, 2014 @ 1:06pm, 4 year(s) ago
    As Kimball pointed out it appears that the bird is indeed a juvenile snowy egret. I have several other pictures and there is no black on the wing tips. I am still learning about birds and was thrown off by the leg color and the different colored bill.
    
    Good birding
    
    Bill Crowe
    Simi Valley CA
    
    
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  23. RE: [LACoBirds] Little Blue Heron at Malibu Lagoon LINK
    DATE: Aug 22, 2014 @ 12:27pm, 4 year(s) ago
    Bill,
    
    Your bird looks like a very young juvenile Snowy Egret, based on the bill (and bare facial) color and the apparently pure white wingtips. The Birds of North
    America account for Snowy Egret says the following regarding bill color of juveniles: “Bill gradually darkens to black in some, while becoming yellowish with darker tip in others (which also have yellowish eye-ring and lores).” I don’t believe the bill of
    Little Blue Heron shows yellow at any age. Since Snowy Egrets nest (annually) in ornamental trees in the shopping centers next to Malibu Lagoon, it would not be surprising to see a recently-fledged juvenile there.
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    (213) 763-3368
    kgarrett@...
    http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com]
    
    Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 12:14 PM
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Little Blue Heron at Malibu Lagoon
    
    Birders,
    I was at Malibu Lagoon this morning between 8:00am and 9:00am. I spotted what I believe to be a immature little blue heron in white morph. It was in and around the roped off snowy plover nesting area. I posted a pic in the mystery bird folder for Id confirmation.
    Also there were at least 50 snowy plovers. One was banded. It has the same banding color combo as the snowy seen last October and February. I sent a pic to Frances Bidstrup and she confirmed this is one of three snowy plovers banded with this combo in 2011
    in Oceano Dunes.
    Good birding
    Bill Crowe
    Simi Valley CA
    
    
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  25. Little Blue Heron at Malibu Lagoon LINK
    DATE: Aug 22, 2014 @ 12:13pm, 4 year(s) ago
    Birders,
    I was at Malibu Lagoon this morning between 8:00am and 9:00am. I spotted what I believe to be a immature little blue heron in white morph. It was in and around the roped off snowy plover nesting area. I posted a pic in the mystery bird folder for Id confirmation.
    
    Also there were at least 50 snowy plovers. One was banded. It has the same banding color combo as the snowy seen last October and February. I sent a pic to Frances Bidstrup and she confirmed this is one of three snowy plovers banded with this combo in 2011 in Oceano Dunes.
    
    Good birding
    
    Bill Crowe
    Simi Valley CA
    
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  27. DATE: Jan 5, 2014 @ 1:15pm, 5 year(s) ago
    I saw what appears to be an immature Reddish Egret at Malibu Lagoon about 9:30 this morning. It was wading in the channel between the main lagoon and the ocean. Frankly I was unsure of whether it was an immature Reddish Egret or Little Blue Heron. Decided on egret because it was larger than nearby snowy egrets, and by comparing to photos online and in field guides. Photo link included below. Also attempted to upload photo to e-bird, not sure yet if that works. Please correct me if my ID is wrong, thanks.
    
    Peter Haines
    Oak Park CA (Ventura County)
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/113541375@N07/11783793735/
    
    
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  29. Retraction of Little Blue Heron report LINK
    DATE: Dec 26, 2013 @ 10:24pm, 5 year(s) ago
    I apologize to everyone. After reviewing Sibley Guide's article on distinguishing immature Little Blue Heron from Snowy Egrets and further discussion with Kimball Garrett via email, the bird I reported as an immature Little Blue Heron is a Snowy Egret.
    
    http://www.sibleyguides.com/2012/08/distinguishing-immature-white-little-blue-heron-from-snowy-egret/
    
    Manuel Duran
    Lomita, CA
    
    
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