Lately I have published several juvenile Night Herons, but this may be one of my best examples of an Adult Black-crowned.
This bird has all the colors, especially the ruby red eyes and green shading around the bill.
You can even see the long flowing top knot plume.
He sat on the wooden posts that make up the dike water gate, trunk, and let me take all these photographs. Night herons are notoriously shy so I was extremely fortunate with this one.
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