Magnolia Plantation and Gardens re-opened on Friday for visitors to walk the property. We went for the first time today and this was the first bird I photographed.
A Black-crowned Night Heron was peering down into a tangle of an evergreen tree.
Some flapping in the tree’s interior ensued and I could just see another heron laying on a nest. It also looks like there is another laying in the upper right of this image.
After some more flapping and moving about that I couldn’t see, one of the herons left.
He didn’t go far at first, perching in a nearby tree before he flew off–probably to find a meal.