Black-crowned Night-Heron  (four photos)
Nycticorax nycticorax


dozing Nycticorax
              nycticorax
I hardly ever see these beautiful birds in the open but
this one was sleeping near a pond next to the road
at Farmington Bay, Davis County, Utah. It seemed
exhausted because it paid little attention to the
noise of cars driving by. Carol Davis 2-10-2020

Black-crowned Night
              Heron plume
Once it had awakened, it did me the favor of turning
its back for a second to show off its slender, but
 perfect, plume.  Birders love these herons because
they're so elusive. Carol Davis 2-10-2020


Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night-Heron fishing very close to the road in
mid-summer at Farmington Bay WMA, Davis County, Utah. You
can see its plumes hanging off to its right. Carol Davis 7-1-2018


juvenile black-crowned night heron
I was trying to take pictures of a Kingfisher that was sitting in a tree
overhanging Tonaquint
Nature Center pond in St. George, Utah when
 I decided to check to see if any of the photos were good. When I
turned back around to shoot some more
pictures, I inadvertently
 focused on this immature Black-crowned Night Heron. I
didn't
even realize it was over there. Carol Davis 9-21-2015


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