This is a pair of Black-crowned Night Herons photographed at a Beaver Pond in Carrollton, Texas. Later in the day the two in this picture were seen with a recently fledged juvenile night heron. The juvenile was certainly there earlier in the day but remained unseen.

Black-crowned Night Heron - Beaver Pond
Black-crowned Night Heron - Beaver Pond
Black-crowned Night Heron - Beaver Pond

Observations Details

CountyDenton
CityCarrollton
DateMay 17, 2013
Time of DayMorning
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
WeatherOvercast
HabitatResidential-Single Family
Type of BehaviorCongregating
GenderMixed
MaturityAdult
ObserverChris Jackson