Night Heron, Young Black-crowned

Night Heron, Young Black-crowned

We have a rookery nearby that was abandoned a few years ago. One year it was busy with small wading birds breeding, the next none. There were a few ‘maybe’ reasons, but it was a dramatic change.

However…

Night Heron, Young Black-crowned
Night Heron, Young Black-crowned

This youngster was there recently. I spotted him since I make a point of walking through fairly often.

Night Heron, Young Black-crowned
Night Heron, Young Black-crowned

I may have seen another the same day as this, so there could be two.

Night Heron, Young Black-crowned
Night Heron, Young Black-crowned

The birds that nested here have moved just down the trail and set up house on a small island, protected by water and of course Alligators. He might have flown down.

It would be nice if they started to return here too.

Charleston, South Carolina.

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