Large, elegant heron with blue-gray back, black sides, and gray-and-white striped belly. Long neck is gray with black-bordered white throat stripe. Head has white face, cap, and black crest. Upper mandible is dark, while lower mandible is yellow. Direct flight on steady wing beats. - http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/31/_/Gr...
1st and 3rd photos show subadults.
Lat: 33.38, Long: -81.96
Spotted on Jul 7, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012