Ok, so here’s another request for confirmation/clarification:
The question is about the long-legged bird in the center (not the gull, although feel free to make guesses on that too, as I have yet to fully process/ID everyone in this series of photos).
The fact is that I have half of the ID… and I suspect it’s even one that I helped someone else ID previously, but since it is also headed for the life list, I am interested to find out what makes this one the specific bird that it is. I photographed it a couple weeks ago at the Merritt Island refuge (east central FL) and I have no other shots of it, as it was a chance sighting.
Thanks so much!!