In search of crawfish, insects and a variety of aquatic invertebrates, this heron quietly hunted in a swampy, forested area of the refuge.
“I have always found thick woods a little intimidating, for they are so secret and enclosed. You may seem alone but you are not, for there are always eyes watching you. All the wildlife of the woods … are well aware of your presence no matter how softly you may tread, and they follow your every move although you cannot see them.” ~Thalassa Cruso
9 thoughts on “Yellow-crowned Night-Heron”
My first time to photograph one.
He is a great poser .Anita
He was for a few seconds. Then he wandered farther back into the woods. 🙂
What a lovely bird!
It’s so beautiful and regal looking, especially with the feather tucked over its head like that. And, as usual, you picked the perfect quote to accompany the heron sighting.
Thanks, Linda. It was an interesting bird to see.
They always seem to know you’re watching. 🙂
Yes, they do, no matter how quiet you are. The Fall leaves are the worst for sounding the alert! 🙂