Black-crowned Night Heron - Click To Enlarge

Black-crowned Night Heron In Flight

It’s a good thing we have had lots of practice with the larger birds. The smaller herons are moving in now and they have very different speed.

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

This  species of Night Heron is about 2 foot (61 cm) tall and stocky. They feed mostly at night but during breeding season they are out with everyone else. They tend to chase each other, all the time.

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

The trick to catching an in flight shot with these is to have enough open space to follow their flight as the zoom by. Focus on the first images is usually not good, I need to catch up with them.

5 thoughts on “Black-crowned Night Heron In Flight”

    1. Usually that’s all we ever see too. They are coming to the rookeries here in flocks. I’m sure there won’t be many in flight with these speed demons though.

  1. I love hearing and seeing about all the different species of birds you have in your part of the world.

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