This adult yellow-crowned night heron (Nyctanassa violacea) was photographed while roosting in the natural Alligator Swamp exhibit at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Anastasia Island, St. Augustine, Florida. Both species of night herons roost here, particularly early in the spring season, but do not breed here.
Lovely shot of the heron.ReplyDelete
Quite a beauty!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kerry and Kerri. I was so excited when I came in in the morning and found this one perched on the railing. It let me get quite close too, even as other people passed by to get to other parts of the boardwalk.ReplyDelete
Beautiful Elijah! I saw one a few years ago in Texas. Very exciting to be able to get so close.ReplyDelete
really a fantastic shot.ReplyDelete
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the image.ReplyDelete