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Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003269
09/28/20 08:12 PM
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Known as a blue heron up here in BC, and as Paul stated be carful releasing them from a trap that beak is wicked.


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Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003279
09/28/20 08:16 PM
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Central Wisconsin
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
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[quote=~ADC~]Shag poke



They been called that all my life.

That's old school. Haven't heard that in quite a while.

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Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003292
09/28/20 08:25 PM
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Johnston County, NC
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Great blue heron for sure.

Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003293
09/28/20 08:26 PM
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Never heard anyone ever call a heron a shite poke. That is a common name for the least bittern or slough pump.

Re: What is this bird? [Re: cohunt] #7003295
09/28/20 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by cohunt
Never heard anyone ever call a heron a shag poke. That is a common name for the least bittern or slough pump.


Agreed
Yours is a GBH
Great Blues are very common here.


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Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003302
09/28/20 08:36 PM
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Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003308
09/28/20 08:38 PM
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Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003313
09/28/20 08:44 PM
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its the stork....congratulations!!! grin

Re: What is this bird? [Re: cohunt] #7003318
09/28/20 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by cohunt
Never heard anyone ever call a heron a poke. That is a common name for the least bittern or slough pump.

I've heard them called that here on occasion.

Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003320
09/28/20 08:47 PM
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Blue Heron, saw one eat 2 hatches of baby mallards on my pond this year. To many of them, they will spear a dog in the eye with that beak.


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Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003327
09/28/20 08:51 PM
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blue heron I had one in a 110 one time don't want to have another one.


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Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003332
09/28/20 08:53 PM
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My father's family has always called them -t stringers, replace the c with an s. Claimed because of the way they protect their nest and young. A pretty messy affair if you've ventured too near.

Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003336
09/28/20 08:55 PM
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My dad used to call them a shy poke. Don't know where he got the name. He was not an ornithologist.

Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003388
09/28/20 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Thanks guys. This is in Florida.


FL has a white version of the great blue. Easily confused with the many other white herons and egrets in FL.

Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003398
09/28/20 09:41 PM
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The common name here is s -taquarts, after their preflight ritual.

Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7003828
09/29/20 10:55 AM
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blue heron.

Re: What is this bird? [Re: ~ADC~] #7004290
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Shag poke

My grandpaw called them s -epoke. "Squirts a stream as long as a boat when he takes off, he does."

Re: What is this bird? [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7004295
09/29/20 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Dobbins
Looks like the Great Blue Herons we have here - https://pixabay.com/photos/great-blue-heron-nature-bird-744257/

You have to be really careful releasing them from a beaver snare. That beak is wicked.


Experience speaks truthfully here now.

Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7004317
09/29/20 10:14 PM
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Great blue heron, very common in Nebraska.

Re: What is this bird? [Re: Gary Benson] #7004430
09/30/20 06:19 AM
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Frog sticker. I've also seen one puke a bluegill after being surprised.

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