Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron

This was one of two juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Herons I found hanging out around the walking bridge in Jordan Falls on July 25. This one decided to co-operate in having its picture taken while the other flew in another direction. I've seen the second bird since then and only know it's not the bird pictured here because the eye colour is slightly different. I don't know whether that has anything to do with the sex of the bird since presumably the birds are of the same age. Here the eye colour is predominantly red whereas the second bird has a more yellow to orange iris. There will be pictures of the second bird forthcoming.


Claudia MacLachlan said...

he's so cute - great series of pix

Russel Crosby said...

Thanks. He is cute, if it is a he.