Black-Crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-Crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticoraxThe black-crowned night-heron doesn't often perch in residential areas.  More frequently I see it flying over on its way between local ponds and streams.

Black-Crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticoraxHere we see one of a number of crows which were making life difficult for this night heron (bottom center) and a great egret.

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