Black-crowned Night Heron

Hello,

I am sharing another Florida bird with the help of my Flickr photos. This is the Black-crowned Night Heron. We saw these herons in various parks and places in Florida. These shots were taken at the Lettuce Lake Park near Tampa, Florida.


At Lettuce Lake Park there is a boardwalk and you just look down at the birds, most birds were really close.

The Black-crowned Night Heron's have mostly grey and black plumage. They breed in colonies and they live around fresh and salt water wetlands.

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Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

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Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

Comments

Crissi said…
Gorgeous shots Eileen!
Happy day
Hug Crissi
✿ chica said…
Perfeitas!Parece que os tenho aqui pertinho de mim! LINDAS ! bjs, linda semana,chica
Yamini MacLean said…
Hari OM
what a well-marked beauty!!! Have a great week. YAM xx
Tom said…
...there sure are a lot of Herons.
Sussi said…
great photos!
Hey! That's Tootsie Tony. We go way back.
Florence said…
Excellent photos of a beautiful bird. We have colonies of them along the Texas Gulf Coast too.
Denise inVA said…
The Black-crowned Night Heron is a real pretty bird. Fantastic photos Eileen. Have a great week :)
Jo said…
Such clear shots of this magnificent bird, Eileen. I love it's bright red eye. Have a great day. Jo
Sandra said…
I like the colors of his eyes and beak in the last shot. so pretty
Dee said…
Aren't they SO pretty. I've only seen one in real life .......it was in a roadside pond in Daytona Beach.
Hello,

The Black Crowned Night Heron was very pretty. Bautiful photos!

Have a nice day!
Linda said…
Beautiful captures, Eileen! I love these birds! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a fantastic week!
rupam sarma said…
So nice pics.
Have a nice week ahead.
Cloudia said…
Have a fabulous week Eileen! <3 Fine shots
Gordon said…
Isn't it a beautiful bird Eileen, and I have to say cracking shots.
Take care, Gordon.
Lady Fi said…
Gorgeous shots of the heron!
A very pretty bird, with red eyes! Cool name for the park, Lettuce Lake. Have a great day, Eileen!
Christine said…
Hello Eileen! These are stunning photos of the heron! It's red eye is amazing!
Have a super week
Noushka said…
Hello Eileen
Gorgeous photos of this lovely heron, ours is very similar... for once!!! How nice to be able to get that close, here they are soooo wild!!!
Keep well and enjoy the new week :)
One of my favorites! Lovely portraits.
Mildred said…
Gorgeous, crystal clear pics, Eileen. Wishing you a lovely Monday.
Phil Slade said…
I really appreciate those photos of Night Heron Eileen. it's not a species I see very often, just in Menorca once a year. I am impressed that you are able to observe them so close. Full marks to the organisation behind Lettuce Lake Park.
What wonderful photos of this gorgeous bird! We saw one last weekend...the first one we've seen this year! Now we'll be looking every time we go. Hope your computer is up and running! Hugs!
fredamans said…
What a lovely bird!
Great shots of him!
Bob Bushell said…
Fantastic photos of the Heron Eileen.
Lynn said…
Look at those gorgeous eyes!
The Yum List said…
This one looks very well fed.
Lois said…
A very pretty bird!
happyone said…
Interesting eyes they have.
Fantastic photos.
Such clear shots and gorgeous photos of the lovely heron.
How nice that you can just walk along and look down ... fabulous!

All the best Jan
Martin Kloess said…
Wonderful photos. Have a great week.
The black crowned night heron is a god looking bird, Eileen. I like the name "Lettuce Lake"--I wonder if there is a story behind that name?
magnoliasntea said…
I loved reading about the Black-crowned Kinglet. Gorgeous images.
Have a great week, Eileen!
Karen said…
Oh, fantastic shots! What a terrific looking bird.
Lindo, belas fotos, gostei.
Um abraço.
Autografos de futebol
Wandering Wren said…
I really wish you could come and visit me and our birds in Bangkok, your Heron photos are as usual exceptional, I love the clarity you get. We would have such fun trying to identify the noisy dawn chorus outside my window, which I am extremely happy about living in the middle of the city!
Have a happy week
Wren x
Cat Lover said…
What a lovely bird and great photos!
Thanks for sharing Eileen.
Robin
jandi said…
beautiful pictures of a beautiful bird! have a lovely day, Eileen!
Nancy Chan said…
Its a beautiful bird. Have a great day, Eileen!
Stewart M said…
Thats a nice heron - I always think I have seen 'something' if I see a heron of any species.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
NatureFootstep said…
gorgeous images of the night heron :)
Debbie said…
WoW eileen, these are great images, you really captured the eye!!!
Betsy Adams said…
Great post of that beautiful bird, Eileen... Sounds like a great place to see birds... I know how much you miss being in FL.

Hugs,
Betsy
RedPat said…
We have one that lives in a pond near me. I'm always thrilled when I spot him!
William Kendall said…
Quite distinctive. That kind of heron does not come this far north.
Rose said…
It is a beautiful bird...
He is magnificent / always so interesting to see the birds and critters that are not natural to my habitat :)
Jenn Jilks said…
I'm a bit late to the party, but I've been busy! Actually busy, which is unusual for me!
Your birds are amazing.
Chris Rohrer said…
It's funny. These birds can be really hard to snap photos of OR they can be super easy! Looks like a fabulous place to bird. Hope you are enjoying your week! Chris
A Casa Madeira said…
Beautiful bird.
Good continuation of the week.
Janicce
June Caedmon said…
One of my favorites! Great captures, Eileen!
Breathtaking said…
Hello Eileen!:) Sorry to be late in commenting. Have had a few mishaps that needed medical attention. I have always loved these Night Herons, and your shots are brilliant! Those red eyes are really striking. I wonder why some Black Crowned Night Herons have white head plumes, and others don't! They are handsome grey and black birds anyway, with, or without head plumes.
Rambling Woods said…
There are some of these at one of the rehab facilities that I follow...I can't grab the photo for the collage..only a link so it won't be in this week....Michelle
Pat Tillett said…
Really fine photos Eileen!
Herons always look a little grouchy.
italiafinlandia said…
Nice shots indeed. This is again new to me.
Funny looking, almost awkward...

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