Black Crowned Night Heron

Look who I found fishing at Lake Katherine!!! It’s my first Black Crowned Night Heron.
Here is an interesting note: Night herons are just like other herons except they feed at night. I took this picture at 5:30PM, so I guess he was having breakfast!

 

He was very polite and allowed me to watch him up close. I was surprised! He caught 3 small fish and swallowed them whole which left a large lump in his throat for a few seconds. It was fascinating to see.

Isn’t he handsome? Do you see that white line on his back? That is a really long feather attached to his head. So beautiful, it reminds me of hair. 

OK, maybe this isn’t the most appealing photo…poor Mr. Night Heron…..you look like a rubber chicken! I still like you though, especially your red eye!

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8 responses to “Black Crowned Night Heron

  1. The Heron photos were fantastic! Also – love the new site! I will update you on all my blogs.

  2. Stunning Heron and love your new site! BRAVO!

  3. Hey, like the new digs 🙂

    Wow, that last photo is especially amazing!

  4. Shelly: Thanks so much!I’m glad you enjoyed the heron and thanks for following me to this new site!

    Monarch: I couldn’t believe how close he was allowing me to get! Thanks for nice comment about the new site…I really appreciate it!

    Drowsey: Thank you so much! Doesn’t he look like a chicken! lol.

  5. These birds are so strange looking to me, but I do love them. 🙂

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  7. I love this new site! Brilliant concept. And the photos of the heron are magnificent.

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