Sunday, February 15, 2009

Black Crowned Night Heron

This Black Crowned Night Heron was a first for me.
The first 3 photographs were taken outside a bird sanctuary, north of Maderia Beach, Florida. He was not part of the sanctuary, but lived in the trees close by.
All the photographs were taken October 29, 2008.
The last photograph was taken at Lake Seminole Park in Seminole, Florida.
Not sure it is the Black Crowned, but if not I do not know what it is.
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8 comments:

Denise said...

Wonderful shots Leedra, this is indeed a very beautiful bird.

troutbirder said...

A little strange looking methinks. Then, again, Ive never seen on before. We have a lot of green herons here in the summer.

Bird Girl said...

A very beautiful bird, indeed and one that is declining in our area. I saw my very first Black crowned night heron in New York City's Central Park (of all places)! Doesn't it have the most gorgeous huge eyes? Great close up shots and I have no idea about that last picture???

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Leedra, We are home from a couple of days vacation ourselves. We went to the Manchester area (south of Nashville) and saw SIX new waterfalls.. AND--I saw my first Cedar Waxwing. I was almost happier about seeing the waxwing than I was the waterfalls. HA HA.. Guess I am turning into a 'real' birder afterall.

Beautiful bird you captured in this post. I have never seen nor even heard of this bird.

Hope you are having a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Another lovely looking bird.
Blessings,Ruth

Salty said...

Congratulations on your first!

I have never encountered one of these beauties and to think you were able to get such amazing close-ups!

Dorothy said...

Hi Leedra,
This is a beautiful bird, whatever kind it is. Can't wait to see all the pictures from your trip.

fishing guy said...

Leedra: What a beautiful bird.

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