When we were leaving the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville NJ, we found this Black-crowned Night-heron feeding along the Wildlife Drive. It kept trying but seemed to always get some stringy vegetation instead of what it was looking for. This Black-Crown was also showing the breeding plumage, long white plumes on it’s head. Black-crowned Night-herons don’t get adult plumage until they are about three years old. We watched this Night-heron for about 15 minutes and it did not come up with a meal. We left him trying and headed home.