Yellow Crowned Night Heron by AuntDot

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I’m 90% sure that this is a juvenile yellow crowned night heron, but if anyone knows for sure I would appreciate your letting me know, right or wrong. Shot at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa, Florida.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D, Canon 55-250 lens at 171 mm
Edited in Picasa3


heron, yellow crowned heron, homosassa, wildlife, wildlife park, bird

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Diane Blastorah
    Diane Blastorahover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Dot! Love the colors and patterns in the plumage!

  • Thanks, Diane!

    – AuntDot

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

    OMG! This is fabulous Love the art work as well as this gorgeous bird…laura

  • Thank you so much, Laura! Such a nice comment!

    – AuntDot

  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Sweet shot of a pretty bird; like your presentation.

  • Thanks very much, Judy!

    – AuntDot

  • Judy Wanamaker
    Judy Wanamakerover 3 years ago

    I don’t know, Dot. It could be a juvenile. It is the general shape, but the plumage is wrong for an adult yellow headed night heron. Regardless, it is a great capture.

  • Thanks, Judy. There is one just like this that is labeled a juvenile in Google images. Still not sure…hope someone can tell me for certain.

    – AuntDot

  • In doing some more research, I’m pretty sure this is the juvenile yellow crowned night heron. I haven’t seen anything else with those feather markings. Most that I’ve seen in pics have their necks extended, but that doesn’t mean anything, I don’t think.

    – AuntDot

  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...over 3 years ago

    what a great shot!! :) love your treatment!

  • Many thanks for your lovely comment, Linda!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Lovely work Dot, he is a little beauty.

  • Thank you, Andrea. Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 3 years ago

    Great work, Dot… Cute little fellow..

  • Thanks a million, Carol!

    – AuntDot

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 3 years ago

    very nice shot Dot. It definitely looks like a juvenile heron to me

  • Thanks much, Dave! I’m pretty sure that’s what it is, and not the black crowned one.

    – AuntDot

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Beautiful bird..and love this presentation!

  • Aw, thanks Gena! I thought it needed a little bit more than sand in the background, yet something simple. Glad you like it!

    – AuntDot

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    Fantastic detail and presentation Dot!!!! Magnificent xxx

  • Ah, you’re so kind, Cookie! Thanks so very much!!

    – AuntDot

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