Two images of Immature Black-Crowned Night Herons from 2 different National Wildlife Refuges. The Featured Image is from a trip to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Brigantine Division in Oceanville, NJ. That image was taken with a Sigma 300-800mm zoom lens @ 800mm. The image below was taken along the Wildlife Drive at the J.N. Ding Darling NWR in Florida with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter.
I went to the Celery Farm Natural Area to look for Different Dragonflies. I had given up on finding any interesting birds as lately it has been very quiet there. Walking in over a small bridge there was a young Black-crowned Night-heron waiting for me. I was surprised but shot a series of images before it flew off to the far shore.
I was at the Celery Farm Natural Area a week ago trying to find some interesting birds for the blog. Nothing interesting, a lot of Canada Geese and a few ducks really far out. Right before I left this Black-crowned Night-Heron flew in. It was on a small mound in the water, under heavy shade with dabbled sunlight showing through. It was at least an interesting subject, but in poor light so I shot a bunch of different exposures and got this one. Heavily cropped, but a bird to put on the blog.