This is another bird that has been hiding on an island.
There is an island on the far side of a rookery that is covered with thick trees. If you stand on the banks of the swamp and listen… it’s like an old Hollywood Tarzan movie.
This adult Night Heron climbed out of the ‘jungle’ and looked around the water for a while.
He must not have young to feed yet because he never tried to go down and hunt.
These are striking birds with great color, when you get them into the light. However, they’re called Night Herons for a reason.