This Yellow-crowned Night-heron has become quite habituated to humans at Magnolia Cemetery. I saw several folks walk by and he never moved. This is the same heron as my wide view draped in Spanish Moss taken from the other side of the pond.
This tree hangs out over one of the cemetery’s ponds and he had a great view of some hunting grounds.
Some sort of small crustaceans were around the edge of the water and the heron spent some time stalking them.
This young Yellow-crowned Night Heron was concentrating, although it was hard to say on what. His perch of a dead limb was hanging over a pond where he could go fishing, but he didn’t seem to be watching the water.
I watched awhile to see if he would come out into the brighter light. He was content to stay where the overhang of a larger tree provided some shade, occasionally changing direction and practicing the heron “standing still” skill.