Yellow-crowned Night-heron

Yellow-crowned Night-heron Overhead

Since posting Yellow-crowned Night-heron at Nest a few weeks ago I’ve discovered there is at least one more pair nesting around this pond.

Yellow-crowned Night-heron
Yellow-crowned Night-heron

The adults not doing nest duty often perch in the trees that line the pond.

Yellow-crowned Night-heron
Yellow-crowned Night-heron

This one selected a spot right over the walking trail. I don’t know which nest he’s associated with.

Yellow-crowned Night-heron
Yellow-crowned Night-heron

Both nests I’ve spotted are tucked into vegetation and you can just see a glimpse of an adult laying on the nest. Incubation period is just over three weeks so we should be seeing some chick movement soon.

Yellow-crowned Night-heron on Nest
Yellow-crowned Night-heron on Nest – center of image

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