Night Heron Dawn Post
Photograph - Photograph
A yellow-crowned night heron on a post with the surf at dawn in the background.
This image has been featured in the following groups:
Ocean Photography and Art,
Scenes From A Beach
& Serenity and Simplicity Outdoors
Mostly nocturnal feeders, yellow-crowned night herons can often be seen still strolling along the beach as the sun comes up looking for ghost crabs.
These wading birds are found throughout Florida and along the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico year round. Nyctanassa violacea range in wetlands throughout the southeastern United States in the spring and summer breeding season, occasionally north to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. They are more likely to be found along the coast than black-crowned night herons, which are more likely inland. A medium-sized stocky heron 55-70 cm (22-28 in.) long with a gray body and yellow legs. The bill and face are black, with white cheeks and a yellowish crown stripe.
(Species description from the artist's Wild Florida Photo website www.wildflphoto.com)
September 9th, 2015
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