Night Heron Passing Through Rookery

Night Heron Passing Through Rookery

It’s time for the next phase in rookeries, the smaller wading birds.

Night Heron Passing Through Rookery
Night Heron Passing Through Rookery

This is a Black-crowned Night Heron who blew by heading out to one of the islands. A few were moving around so I was prepared, at least thinking about, a fly by.

Night Heron Passing Through Rookery
Night Heron Passing Through Rookery

Night Herons like to nest in the thick palms with plenty of cover. They still want the protection of a rookery, but more dense. This makes it harder to get many photographs since they are hidden.

Night Heron Passing Through Rookery
Night Heron Passing Through Rookery

In the last image above you can see part of the Egret rookery as he flew past.

These birds are fairly hard to catch in flight so I was surprised to get three images. I’m happy with one, this many is a bonus for me.

2 thoughts on “Night Heron Passing Through Rookery”

  1. Great job, Ted. It is really tough to capture in-flight images of small herons like your night heron or green herons. You have to react so quickly and acquire the birds in the viewfinder almost immediately to have any chance of getting a decent image.

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