These pictures were provided to us by Jeannie Smith of Irving, Texas.
Jeannie has a family of Yellow-crowned Night Herons living in an elm tree in her backyard. The birds were first observed in mid-July. Both adult and juvenile herons have been seen. The juvenile birds are just now beginning to fly.
The photographs below provide a good opportunity to compare and contrast the plumage of an adult bird to that of a first year juvenile.
|Date||–||Aug 16, 2012 – Aug 25, 2012|
|Time of Day||–||Various|
|Type of Behavior||–||Care of Young|
|Main Article||–||Yellow-crowned Night Heron||Observation Location|