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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Black-crowned Night Heron seen on the Navarro River

Peter Baye was kayaking on the Navarro River when he saw this adult Black-crowned Night Heron.

Peter let his kayak drift towards the Heron and didn't move. As he said, it worked! Peter got a great photo. I love the reflection in the river.

Several years ago Peter photographed the juvenile below. There sure is quite a difference in coloring.
Kayaking on one of the Coast's wild rivers - sounds idyllic, doesn't it? Thanks to Peter for allowing me to share his photos with you here.


Frank Drouillard said...

What happens to their necks as they mature?

Jeanne Jackson said...

Frank, the adult Heron is crouching as it looks for a tasty meal. If it was standing upright you would see its neck. The neck does look thicker than a juvenile's though.