Friday, June 5, 2009

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Wednesday AM driving to work, I saw a yellow-crowned night heron in a drainage ditch on Allen Road, between two houses. Although these herons are not rare, you don't see them every day, in spite of the fact many nest in the housing areas. Bob Lindsay at Wild Bird Rescue had a humorous blog entry about a call concerning "Two Penguins in a Tree" relating to these birds.

Usually the crown of the bird looks dirty white (white to pale gray) to me, but Wednesday in the morning sun, the reason behind the "yellow-crowned" part of the name was apparent.

Good birding!

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