This was the adult size juvenile Great Blue Heron we found close to an adult bird. IT has the horizontal bars on the neck and breast, it also does not have the longer feathers on the breast that adults have. It also does not have the long head feathers of the breeding adult.
I have changed the photograph to a slightly different pose as Gary Fairhead had already put up a similar looking shot, this one shows the barring on the neck better.
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