Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

We saw this Yellow-crowned Night-Heron down on the San Gabriel River this evening. We often see a Great Blue Heron at the river but this species is a first.  The hill-country is not in its range.  It has year-round residence on the gulf coast and summer breading in north Texas.  I assume this one is migrating through between these two areas.  I was not able to get any closer before it flew off.  Canon 200mm f/4.0 ISO-1000.

Update 2013.05.20 - Got another shot of the heron on a different stretch of the river.  I have twice seen what might be a juvenile heron but have not gotten a photograph of it.

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