Fig. 1 and 2. A couple of shots of an oddly colored bird. The bill and legs had a strange bronze color not seen on any of the other birds sharing the pool. Is this staining? Unfortunately the light was fading and it was struggle to get sharp images. The bird seemed more active than any of the others and fed almost continuously.
Fig. 3 and 4. What age or plumage is this? Not the legend is incorrect. The bird was photographed at Cow Meadow, not Jamaica Bay.
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