Yellow-crowned Night Heron


Posted by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:30 pm

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Photographed in New Jersey, mating and nest-building are in full swing, and this Night Heron showed off its plumage. Please click on image for larger view.
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by peter makuch on Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:45 pm
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nice find and well captured, well done AXEL.
 

by david fletcher on Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:42 am
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Beautiful image and display pose Axel.
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by Ed Cordes on Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:31 am
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Excellent action shot.  Are yellow-crowned night herons more rare?  We have never seen one.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:06 am
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Beautiful capture of the display, Axel!

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by paul fletcher on Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:20 pm
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Superb image, Axel- with the extended feathers being the highlight here for me.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:49 am
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Ed Cordes wrote: Excellent action shot.  Are yellow-crowned night herons more rare?  We have never seen one.
Thanks, Ed. I don't think they are particularly rare, but they don't nest as far north as Black-crowned Night Herons.
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by Karl Egressy on Thu Apr 18, 2024 6:33 am
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Love the perch and background. The bird is outstanding with the ruffled feathers.
 

by Kim on Thu Apr 18, 2024 8:37 pm
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Love this one Axel, brings a smile to my face.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Apr 21, 2024 9:14 am
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I'm impressed that you caught this unusual pose- pretty wild! Well done!
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