One of the Niles Pond night herons, and one of the two that hang out at Smiths Cove every evening. They may be the same two – hard to tell (I’m shooting through two not very clean windowpanes in the dusk, so Smiths Cove shots aren’t great). The night herons are medium-sized herons in the … Continue reading Black Crowned Night Heron
Encountered this fellow on a walk out Eastern Point beside Niles Pond. Usually pretty shy birds, he just stayed put and let me photograph him. I guess he wanted to be on GMG. E.J. Lefavour
The pictures under the top one are all crops from the camera with the lens fully extended. Last year I spotted a juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron With It’s Momma On June 17th- Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron and Momma At The Dock Posted on June 17, 2011 by Joey C Here are some of … Continue reading Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron Down The Dock
I’d never seen a baby black crowned night heron before yesterday morning. As a matter of fact I’d never seen more than one black crowned night heron at the same time. Lucky day!
I guess these guys reside in Taiwan as well- From The Website Birding In Taiwan– The Black-crowned Night Heron is a medium-sized (60 cm), stocky heron with black crown and back, creamy white undersides and gray wings. In breeding plumage it has two long, thin white plumes on its nape. Its legs and feet are … Continue reading Black Crowned Night Heron At The Dock
Every once in a while this guy shows up. Have you ever seen one?
This Black Crowned Night Heron was poking around outside the dock. It’s one of the more unusaul birds that has been showing up more and more in the past few years. I have no idea why we’ve suddenly gotten this influx of herons and egrets but it is interesting. Steve Borichevsky and Jim Barber are … Continue reading Black Crowned Night Heron
Over the past ten years or so we’ve seen a big time increase in the number of strange birds like this down and around the harbor. I don’t know what to attribute it to but between the egrets, and herons and snowy owl, it’s becoming a bird lover’s paradise. With my average camera I just … Continue reading Black Crowned Night Heron
Beautiful but fleeting surprise spring sighting at Bass Rocks this weekend- a male Red-winged Blackbird collecting cattail fluff for nest building, and two species of herons foraging, a Great Egret and Black-crowned Night Heron. Oh Joyous Spring!
I so love chance encounters with wild creatures and this young Black-crowned Night heron did not disappoint. He stayed close to the rocky embankment, stealthily foraging for small shrimp in the dark crevices at mid-tide. The youngster did not seem to mind my presence; after a bit of time passed I walked away and when … Continue reading EYE TO EYE WITH A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
Mostly elegant, though sometimes appearing comically Pterodactylus-like, the Great Blue Heron is found in nearly every region of the United States, Mexico, and Central America, as well as the southern provinces of Canada. Its light weight, a mere five pounds, belies the fact that the Great Blue Heron is North America’s largest heron, with a … Continue reading GRAND HERON OF THE GREAT MARSH: CAPE ANN’S GREAT BLUE HERONS
Great Egret Flying Over Perched Osprey There is much to chortle about in this latest Cape Ann Winged Creature Update. Early April marked the arrival of both Snowy and Great Egrets, Black-crowned Night Herons and Great Blue Herons. Osprey pairs and evidence of Osprey nest building can be seen wherever Essex Greenbelt platforms have been installed. Northern Pintail and American … Continue reading THEY’RE BACK – OSPREYS, HERONS, EGRETS, AND MORE – SPRING HAS SPRUNG ON THE MARSHES!
Male Green Heron What mystery bird, new to my eyes, was I seeing as it cautiously appeared from the knot of tall reeds? Its neck extended like a heron’s, but was smaller in size than even the Black-crowned Night Heron. I caught a glimpse and then waited for movement, and then waited, and then waited some more when … Continue reading GREEN HERON!
Hi Joey, I found a pair of Black Crowned Night Herons hunting together off of Rocky Neck the other night. These guys are great hunters and you can hear them squawking loudly as they hunt in the dark. Enjoy!~Bill O’ConnorNorth Shore Kid
Allowing me to get a little closer, perhaps one of these days (before he/she’s all grown up), I’ll catch a side-by-side of Black-crowned Night Heron parent and juvenile. Here he is standing on one leg, just as do mom and dad! A little ways off was a Great Blue Heron also hunting amongst the reeds. I captured him … Continue reading Quarky Pants Junior!
Joey pointed out this Black-crowned night heron down at the dock. He played a little peek-a-boo with me. First one I have seen. I am amazed how well their coloring blends in. Also spotted on the dock just before the podcast was taped: a mature cap-crowned day tripper. Might be immature……
CAPE ANN WILDLIFE: A YEAR IN PICTURES 2017 By Kim Smith Cape Ann provides welcome habitat for a menagerie of creatures beautiful, from the tiniest winged wonder to our region’s top predator, the Eastern Coyote. Last year I posted a Cape Ann Wildlife Year in Pictures 2016 and I hope you will find the wildlife … Continue reading CAPE ANN WILDLIFE: A YEAR IN PICTURES 2017
Featuring Dowitchers, Ruddy Turnstone, Least Tern, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Towhee, Northern Flicker, Black-bellied Plovers, Brown Thrasher, Black-and-white Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Female Red-winged Blackbird, Tree Swallow, Willets, and Piping Plovers. May is a magical month in Massachusetts for observing migrants traveling to our shores, wooded glens, meadows, and shrubby uplands. They come either to … Continue reading THE MAGICAL MONTH OF MAY FOR MIGRATION IN MASSACHUSETTS
Featured: Brant Geese, Black-capped Chickadees, Black-crowned Night Heron, Blue Jays, Cardinals, American Robins, Mockingbirds, Savannah Sparrows, House Finches, Red-breasted Mergansers, and Common Grackle. Beautiful iridescent feathers of the Common Grackle. Spring is a fantastic time of year in Massachusetts to see wildlife, whether that be whale or winged creature. Marine species are migrating to the abundant feeding grounds of … Continue reading CAPE ANN WINGED CREATURE UPDATE
Beautiful, beautiful Cape Ann spring awakening. Photos from today’s fine April morning. Sing, sing sing Red-winged Blackbird! Almost daybreak at Good Harbor Beach Backshore Sunrise. The sun was rising on the way to Brace Cove Niles Pond Painted Turtles and a female Red-breasted Merganser were basking on the warm rocks while a flock of Quarky Pants were … Continue reading OF ROCK AND REED, AND SEA AND SUN – MORNING SCENES FROM CAPE ANN’S BEAUTIFUL BACKSHORE