Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron - Click To Enlarge

Young Black-crowned Night Heron Trying His Wings

I have been watching this bird for about 2 weeks. At first he was much more comfortable on the ground. Finally 2 weeks later he was up high with everyone else in the rookery.

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron - Click To Enlarge
Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron – Click To Enlarge

The slide show below captured an aborted test flight. The wings were stretched, but no flight was taken.

Interestingly, about an hour later I did see a small juvenile fly off the island and over the larger swamp.

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