Black Crowned Night Heron

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Black Crowned Night Heron in flight with wings partially up in downstroke (Sandra Calderbank, sandra calderbank)

The Black Crowned Night Heron is one of the most common herons and are found throughout most of the world. So why don”t you see them very often? They are Night Herons, nocturnal and typically feeding and flying at dusk and throughout the night. They are not usually seen during the day because they sit hunched and inactive, hiding during the daylight hours. They are frequently sitting in trees during the day, hiding behind branches and making themselves virtually invisible. I felt fortunate to capture this one in flight with the water behind him allowing me enough light.

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