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yellow crowned night heron

Nyctanassa violacea


these guys are my forth nesting pair I've had in my yard this year. they have made their nest directly above the boardwalk and if they actually have chicks it will be a first for this nest. so far none of the nests I've had this year have fledged we have an extremely pesky raccoon who's been eating them all hopefully this year this nest will be successful. the first photo was right when the mate flew in and created the other one the rest of the photos were when one of them climbed down the tree and just let me take photos.

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jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

thank you Maria dB!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Beautiful series and how cool to have them in your yard!

jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

thank you scott and alice :) they are so fun to have around.

alicelongmartin 7 years ago

So lucky to have a nest to watch. Wonderful series!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

A truly great spotting!

jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

sorry about that I'm so used to spelling it like knight anole… lol

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Beautiful little thing - no "k" in Night!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

he looks indignant that he's been photographed ;) so funny.

jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

thank you

JamesFunk 7 years ago

Very nice!

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 29, 2014
Submitted on Apr 29, 2014

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