Finally a Black-crowned Night Heron

This Heron gave me a very difficult time during last three weeks. Sometimes I thought that the Heron was teasing me. One week ago I saw the same Heron who of course flew away as soon as he saw me. Fortunately, he landed in the marsh that was close.   I was sitting in the […]

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Immature Black-crowned Night Heron at Farmington Bay

At the beginning I didn’t see the heron. He was almost invisible. The heron found the place where he could be safe and enjoy the warmth of the sun. This place became his favorite. In the mornings the heron sleeps there and in the nights he is active. It’s still cold in the mornings but […]

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Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron

I photographed this young heron in September at Bear river at the same spot where Great Blue herons usually were fishing. Young night herons are so different from adults. They are not as colorful as they will be when they mature. *** Night herons like to nest in colonies sometimes sharing the same trees. Chicks […]

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Black-Crowned Night Heron

This Black-Crowned Night Heron mystified me. He let me get very close to him and wasn’t stressed at all. He was standing on the rocks on one leg for a long time. *** Yesterday at Bear River I wasn’t prepared for thunder, rain and nasty biting gnats and came home bitten by them. By the […]

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In the Marsh

The Black-Crowned Night Heron is looking for food in the early morning in the marsh in full breeding attire.      

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