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Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Bombay Hook NWR, Smyrna, DE

Nikon D300 ,Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S II
1/80s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso320 full exif

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G. Beck 07-Oct-2015 13:31
Last sighting I saw of this beautiful bird was at Robert Lee Park, Mt. Washington (N. Baltimore) at the bottom of the dam in late afternoon. They're able to stand quite upright.
Guest 26-Jun-2015 00:03
Your photo helped us identify one perched on a dock piling in ocean pines tonight.
Guest 27-Jun-2014 20:49
I have 4 nesting in one of my pine trees. Sykesville,md.
Guest 13-Apr-2014 14:48
My daughter and I just saw one last Night when we were out for a stroll around Laurel Lakes.
Guest 05-Aug-2013 00:54
We saw one this evening on the severn, west of Round Bay.
Guest 30-Jun-2013 18:45
I was fishing this morning in Dundalk and threw a few fish to two of them. They came right up to me for more!
carol 17-Jun-2013 00:30
We spotted one on a piling at Thursday's restaurant in galesvjlle, Maryland. June 16 , 2013
Guest 10-Jun-2013 01:59
I have also spotted them at Baker park in Frederick MD
Guest 27-May-2013 22:46
There are a bunch of these that have nested at Baker Park in Frederick, Md. They have multiple nests in the pine trees by the lake. Beautiful!
Guest 14-Jun-2012 20:43
Three night herons flew into the marsh in West Ocean City and quickly gobbled up two baby chicks last week.
Guest 06-Jun-2012 21:49
I have one that sits outside my office window at USNA. His markings on his belly are black spotted, but he's a cutie just looking for a fish breakfast. Pretty bird.
Jackie 16-May-2011 19:36
I agree, I'd love to have one in my backyard!
Ron Doggendorf 24-Apr-2011 23:20
Charlie, I saw what I believed was a Black-crowned Night Heron standing on a pile at the fishing pier at Stansberry Park. I looked it up in Kauffmans field guide and the picture shown was a dead ringer for what I saw however when I looked at your picture the color was much bluer. Mine was gray. Is it normal to have color variations like this?
Guest 10-Sep-2010 17:05
Why have I never seen this before,It is beautiful..I love your photos..I'm off to get me a new lens.
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