Saturday, April 18, 2009

Crowned


I told you it was a good night for bird pictures, but I'm not sure if you believe me yet. These shots of a black-crowned nigth heron should help convince you a wee bit. These first two shots should give you a good idea about those two long white feathers that adorn the back of their heads. I think they should be named after that, not the dark head. Trailing neck-feather birds. How's that?



Oh, all these pictures are of the same bird, except this one, obviously. This one is the same species though, just a juvenile. His adult feathers haven't come in yet, but he's almost full size.

5 comments:

Valerie said...

Eleven years later, someone posts a comment! We saw one of these unusual birds this evening on our daily get-out-off-the-house adventure. We’re in the SF Bay Area, 10 miles north of the GG Bridge, so I guess they must love all over the country. A search on “long white neck feathers” brought us here to your blog. Very nice pictures.

Ernie said...

I get more hits on this post than any other photo post, yet no one comments. Not sure why that is, but thanks for leaving a comment. :)

Unknown said...

I saw two hanging around the Lake Merrit Bart station plaza this past week. They have been there competing with the seagulls and pigeons for food all week.

Unknown said...

Saw one in the San leandro creek the other day. I grew up in the bay area and have never seen them before.

Unknown said...

I just saw one in Doral Miami Florida got pictures June 14 2020.