Yellow-Crowned Night-Herons

I was going through old hard drives and found this series of images from 10 years ago of a pair of Yellow-Crowned Night Herons that were nesting on a busy side street leading into a park and baseball fields in Northern NJ. It seemed like a strange place for their nest since there were woods and a pond just a couple of hundred feet down the road, but they chose a busy street section. I followed them photographically (from a far distance with a 400mm Canon DO f/4 lens and the Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 lens @800mm and 1.4X & 2x Telconverters) for their nest building and raising the young. The images featured here were when they were first building their nest and displaying near the nest. The featured image was shot with a 400mm f/4 Canon DO lens & 2X teleconverter with fill flash before sunrise with a Better Beamer flash extender.

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Early morning, 400mm f/4 DO with 2X Teleconverter @ 800mm, Fill Flash with Better Beamer

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400mm f/4 DO with 1.4X Teleconverter – 560mm

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400mm f/4 DO with 1.4X Teleconverter – 560mm

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Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron Displaying – 560mm

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Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron Early AM @ 800mm

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Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron @ 800mm

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Yellow-Crowned Night Heron Displaying @ 560mm

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800mm @ 8 PM

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Early Evening – @ 560mm

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Early EveningĀ  @ 400mm f/4 DO w/2x Teleconverter – f/10 1/250 – Displaying

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Early Evening – 400mm f/4 DO w/2x Teleconverter – f/10 1/250

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Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron Displaying

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I had made a pdf e-book on the nest building and the Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron family. This is back cover

 

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