Essential Field Guide Companion as always.
This time though I think I'm right and am still going with my juvenile Little Blue Heron even though I never got a decent look at its bill or legs which is what most people use to ID it. I should note I haven't entered it into eBird yet as I'm looking for diferring opinions and if you have one, please feel free to post it here or shoot me an email as you won't hurt my feelings. Being a bird blogger I often have egg on my face with a mis ID and have learned to accept it in hopes others can learn from it as well as myself so post away if you think it's something else.
Sigh, it's times like this I realize I need a scope. I've tried it in the past and I'm such an active birder and have been known to bush whack, crawl or climb on whim and a scope makes that difficult, but times like these makes me realize I'm at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to water liking birds like shorebirds, ducks, gulls and yes even heron's. Thinking maybe I'll get one second hand and keep it locked in the trunk for emergencies such as the one on Sunday.
Take care all.