Black-Crowned Night Heron

Black-Crowned Night Heron is Back

Photographed with a Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm lens on a Nikon D90. You could say Black-Crowned Night Heron‘s Back, too. We featured a different black-crowned night heron in a previous post. This time, we see the flip side on the same species. The two long white feathers comprise a plume that is held erect in courtship displays. But today the bird is just chillin, looking for fish near the boardwalk in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Florida. It had been quite dry in recent months. The birds were concentrated around the remaining waterholes. Taken April 2015.