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 Black crowned night heron; Fritz Wilhelm

Luck was on our side, when in June/July of 2010 we found this nest with young Nightherons at Birdrock in Point Lobos California State Park. You can clearly see the resemblance with dinosaurs.

 
       

Three happy Night herons

 On our third visit we saw that there was only one chick left. We do not know if the other 2 fell out of the nest or were taken away by a predator.  

  The parent insisted on getting the chick under her for protection.

 

Night herons

 It took some convincing,

 

 

Night herons

 but in the end they both slept, the chick hiding under her. 

A week later the survivor had grown big and was fully feathered

  moved from one edge to the other looking down into the water at the bottom of the cliff   Was he perhaps looking for his 2 missing siblings?  
 

Night heron

 

Night heron

 

 

Night herons, juvenile & adult

 

Night heron, juvenile

 

 

Night heron, juvenile

 

Night heron changing to adult

 

Night heron

 

Night heron

Night heron

Night heron

 
 

Night heron

 

Night heron swallowing a fish

 

Night heron in the wilderness

 

Night heron

 

Night heron

 

 

Night heron

 

Night heron

 

Night heron

 

 

Night heron

 

 

Night heron

 
 

Night heron hunting

         
           
           
           
           

 

 

Copyright 1999 by Fritz Wilhelm, Zero & One,
Last modified: July 22, 2012