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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A Frog for Breakfast

The Black-crowned night heron is looking for food. He does it mainly in the night time or early morning. He would stand still for a long time at the water’s edge very alert looking for prey. And then he would finally would catch a frog. He swallows a frog whole. I missed the moment – […]

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