A Black-crowned Night Heron

A Black-crowned Night Heron

For most of the summer I had been bemoaning the fact adult Night Herons were missing. However, at the start of November and up until now they have made up for lost time.

A Black-crowned Night Heron
A Black-crowned Night Heron

This one sat above me as I photographed some Alligator and Egrets never moving. I ignored him thinking he might change a branch and give me a better view.

Finally I took these because he was comfortable up away from me and going no place.

A Black-crowned Night Heron
A Black-crowned Night Heron

Below is an example of a juvenile Black-crowned. Very different for the first 18 months or so.

A Black-crowned Night Heron
A Black-crowned Night Heron

 

4 thoughts on “A Black-crowned Night Heron”

  1. I especially loved seeing the juvenile, Ted. Juveniles always challenge my identification skills, such as they are, because the colors and patterns of the youngsters are often quite different from those of the parents.

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