All the following photographs were taken while these Black-crowned Night Herons tormented me… making it hard to capture images.
They are nesting on a swamp island just far enough from dry land that only allows views for brief moments. Nesting is in the thick trees.
At times a Heron will pop out onto a branch along the edge, maybe just getting some sunlight, or fresh air. There are many birds inside, the smell is ‘interesting’ when the wind changes.
The light is constantly changing depending on where the birds appear. The best I can do is scroll speeds up and down based on a guesstimate.
Besides the Night Herons there are Little Blues, Snowy Egret, and a few Tricolored Herons nesting here.
This has become the new safe haven for small wading birds. Previous years a large small bird rookery was on an island in another nearby swamp. That is now empty, so this must be their new home.
The other was much better for photography, I’ll take what we are offered.