Sunday, June 20, 2010

Black Crowned Night Heron

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Every couple of weeks, I try to make a visit to the Black Crowned Night Heron rookery. It is not far from my house, which is nice. There are also a few Great Egrets nesting in the same area. The rookery is located in trees surrounding  a busy manmade lake. The neighborhood folks use the lake to fish, there are people and kids feeding the ducks and geese. The Herons and Egrets do not seem to mind people being around. As far as I know they have been using this area for a rookery for many years.











Thanks for stopping by to see my Black Crowned Night Herons and mosaic. Specials thanks to Mary of Little Red House and to Birdfreak for the Bird Photography Weekly.


40 comments:

Snap said...

I love the black crowned night heron ... one of my favorite birds. Wonderful shots. They nest in a neighborhood not far from us, but I never seem to time it right!

podso said...

Each week you give us such a treat!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The Black Crowned Night Heron is the bird on our Naturalist group. Apparently they are around but I have never seen one. Great photos.

Lavender Cottage said...

Great pics of the heron Eileen, one I've not seen before.

Lana G! said...

What a beautiful bird! Great shots!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Nice B&W photos!It is wonderful how you are able to get so close to the birds, Ellen.

mick said...

Nice photos of an interesting bird. Some birds seem to be able to adjust to live around humans - and some unfortunately don't!

Nancy's Notes said...

Absolutely awesome photographs of such a beautiful bird! Thanks for sharing!

Happy I found your blog!

Nancy

Doro said...

Love your photos. Several shots almost seem like there is a slouch in the "shoulders." Giving your photos of the heron a very humanized touch. I love birds. You have a new follower:)

Lori E said...

We have blue herons here but I have never seen any like yours. Wow.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Now that would be a most fascinating place to visit.Your pictures are great.I enjoyed the visit.
BLessings,Ruth

Dishesdone said...

Beautiful shots of a beautiful bird! Great shots, Eileen!

Regina said...

Such beautiful captures and mosaic.
A lovely week Eileen.
Regards.

" Regina "

Ebie said...

Is there such a thing as "tamed" birds? Your shots are really gorgeous, so close to capture!

Nice collection on your mosaic!

Mosaic Monday

Mary Lou said...

I saw some of those at an outdoor museum here but didn't know what they were. I'm so glad to find out!
Great mosaic.

bBchronicles said...

WOW! Fabulous shots!

3sisters365 said...

I don't think I have ever seen one of these before. You captured a great shot of his face!

Best wishes for a great week,
Natasha.

hip chick said...

I don't think we have them around here in New England. We have plenty of great blue herons though. they look so majestic.
I love your clematis in the header.

luna said...

Very interesting and beautiful bird and mosaic!
Happy MM!

GrandmaK said...

Visiting all our blogs is a wonderful treat! I so especially like the murals and of course these pictures are really lovely!!! Thank you for your visit! Cathy

shirley said...

Lovely bird pictures - they are such interesting birds. My favorite is the the third enlargement - love the crown on his head. Thank you for the nice comments on my blog.

Kathy said...

My goodness! They are gorgeous birds! What a treat to be near them,
thanks for stopping by my Mosaic Monday
Wishing you a Delightsome day,
Kathy

EG Wow said...

Very cool, Eileen. I used to think they didn't live here in Ontario but have recently learned how wrong I was!

linda said...

A beautiful bird! Thanks for sharing.

Gattina said...

I wonder if I ever have seen such a bird ! Looks like a punk,on the last picture, lol !

Penelope said...

Very nice photos. I haven't seen a black crowned night heron yet, but as it happens my photos this week are of a green heron in a tree. I find all herons fascinating -- they are so primeval-looking.

ilanadavita said...

Great photos of these birds.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great pictures - thanks for sharing them with us.

Carver said...

The heron is so beautiful and your photography captures it so well.

Debbie said...

Great shots of this bird. Never have seen one up close, so I truly enjoyed your photos.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Wow... Eileen these a great capture!

there has not been a time that i wasnt amazed at what you share with us.

Thanks!!

Claudia

LDH said...

Wow! This is the place to visit for the most exciting bird and wildlife photos! I always enjoy stopping by to visit with you! I get to see birds that I would otherwise never see and learn about.

Ann said...

I thought herons are thin birds. Thanks for the lesson.

Dancin' Fool said...

Wonderful shots of the Heron!

Pam said...

Your shots of the heron are wonderful, Eileen. He poses well for the camera.

Mary said...

Wow, what a wonderful place! And you got some amazing pictures, Eileen! :)

NatureFootstep said...

it was nice to see that heron. We only have the grey heron over here.

Elaine said...

Nice group of photos. The Rookery would be a lot of fun to visit.

Valerie said...

The last few weeks have been so busy - I miss visiting all my favorite blogs!

I think I would be so exctied to see a bird like that - that I wouldn't get a good picture!

Great job!

NicoleB said...

Love those shots & love those birds! :)