Black-crowned Night Heron, A Hidden Nest

Black-crowned Night Heron, A Hidden Nest

This was taken at an abandon rookery. The smaller wading birds have not nested here for around two years.  In years past this spot was bedlam.

Black-crowned Night Heron, A Hidden Nest
Black-crowned Night Heron, A Hidden Nest

Looking over the swamp I spotted this Night Heron just in time, as he slowed to land inside the thick trees.

Black-crowned Night Heron, A Hidden Nest
Black-crowned Night Heron, A Hidden Nest

Night Herons are fast so at the time I had no expectations of these being any good.

Black-crowned Night Heron, A Hidden Nest
Black-crowned Night Heron, A Hidden Nest

Above, as he pulled back to slow down, I could  hear another one calling out.

Black-crowned Night Heron, A Hidden Nest
Black-crowned Night Heron, A Hidden Nest
Black-crowned Night Heron, A Hidden Nest
Black-crowned Night Heron, A Hidden Nest

Right before this bird disappeared I could see the shape of another hidden in the branches.

I still am not convinced the changing water and dry land will bring back the nests. But this is a good start.

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