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Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron

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.

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron

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.

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in the Fountain

I liked the illusion that this Yellow-crowned Night-Heron was standing in a vast pool of rippling water.

Yellow-crowned Night-Herons
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

He was enjoying a little dip and splash on a very hot Charleston day.

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

A view from the other side shows the heron was standing at the edge of a fountain, just where the water dropped into a pool below.

Yellow-crowned Night-Herons
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Sony Alpha-6500, Sony 55-210 mm lens.