A Perfect Day for Night Heron Fishing

Nycticorax nycticoraxBlack-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax, the world’s most wide-spread heron species.Nycticorax nycticoraxOf course we have them in Brooklyn. This was a morning low tide at Bush Terminal Park.Nycticorax nycticoraxThey tend to be most active at night, as per their namesake, but if the foraging is good…

Nycticorax nycticoraxA greenish tinge in the lores on this one? Have never noticed this before. The Great Egret is noted for its breeding season green lores.Nycticorax nycticoraxNycticorax nycticoraxBCNH have long breeding plumes.Nycticorax nycticoraxIt takes about three years to get this full adult plumage. Nycticorax nycticoraxJuveniles are very streaky brown. This one was at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge recently.

3 Responses to “A Perfect Day for Night Heron Fishing”

  1. 1 Susan June 2, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Fabulous and unique photos.

    • 2 mthew June 2, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      In all honesty, there was another photographer there that morning… it was just such a wonderful scene to stumble on. The early morning light and closeness of the birds, who didn’t seem to care a whit for the people passing by above them in the park, made for a nice alignment.

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