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Night Heron, Blacked-crowned

One of the Night Herons in a wildlife area that actually ignore us, for a short period of time.

Night Heron, Blacked-crowned
Night Heron, Blacked-crowned

Interesting to me is how green the lore is. The spot in front of their eyes turns green to help attract a mate. Around here large Herons start to pair late November – December. However smaller Herons wait until spring. Yet here he is, green lore.

Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue

Maybe the most elegant bird in flight.

Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue
Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue
Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue
Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue

They make it look effortless.

Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue
Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue
Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue
Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue

The Great Blue Herons are beginning to look around the rookeries now. It’s early but every year the older males check out last years nests.

Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue
Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue

Young Blues and females are still out in the marshes.

Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue
Along The Marsh Edge, Great Blue

This Heron flew directly in front of me down the length of the marsh. It’s good practice for spring when the Herons and Egrets are flying all around…full speed.