Heron Hijinks

Today, a neighbor called me to tell me that there were four Yellow-crowned Night Herons standing on their pilings.

That’s pretty unusual, you don’t usually see them in groups.  I went over to take a look and sure enough there were four on the pilings, one on a dock across the way and another in a tree.  As I watched them, it was obvious that they all had their full attention on the one in the tree.  Eventually, I spooked one.  It flew directly to the tree and as soon as it departed another followed in a heartbeat.

This looks like courtship behaviour so, it looks like we may end up with a nest in the tree across the canal.  I sure hope so.


About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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