Juvenile / Adult Night Herons

Juvenile / Adult Night Herons

I couldn’t ask for better shots for comparing Black-crowned Night Herons.

Juvenile / Adult Night Herons
Juvenile / Adult Night Herons

The bird on top, furthest away, is a juvenile bird. He is about half way to adult plumage. First year youngsters are all brown with stripes.

Juvenile / Adult Night Herons
Juvenile / Adult Night Herons

The closest bird is a full adult, breeding age. Very different than the younger one.

Juvenile / Adult Night Herons
Juvenile / Adult Night Herons
Juvenile / Adult Night Herons
Juvenile / Adult Night Herons

And just to show a little more, the adult did a stretch for us.

Juvenile / Adult Night Herons
Juvenile / Adult Night Herons

 

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