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.