A fellow photographer pointed out this nest where he had seen three Yellow-crowned Night-heron chicks the day before. With the fuzzy head and how he was mostly laying down I’d guess a week or 10 days old.
After a bit the first chick and one nest-mate, rather camouflaged to the right in the twigs, stood up for a look around.
From a different angle a quarter of a way around the tree I spotted one chick. He looked older, but it’s hard to say for sure with the curtain of Spanish Moss.
If you zoom in you’ll see an eye of a second bird to the left of the standing bird, at nest-top level, just before the big clump of Spanish Moss.
Usually I say stick gathering with images of a heron working on nest material. This Yellow-crowned Night-heron was only interested in small twigs, and despite all his efforts I never saw him take anything to the nest.
Ah, maybe this is the one!
No, he dropped that one and poked around for another option.
You can hardly see the twig sticking out of his beak, and after a minute he dropped that one, too.