Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday #44

Black Crowned Heron taken at the San Francisco zoo.
This medium sized heron is found all over the world and I was lucky enough to come across him sitting on a door fence post by the pelican exhibit at the San Francisco zoo.  

These birds basically perch near water and wait to find their prey which is usually crustaceans, frogs and aquatic insects.

These beautiful birds have nocturnal habits and are only seen early morning or in the evening but I saw him in the middle of the day just hanging out and enjoying the attention from visitors.  I am beginning to believe that the wildlife in San Francisco love posing for photographers :)

He is a real beauty and I hope to see him again soon.







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14 comments:

Richard Pegler said...

Super bird, very nicely photographed. Would love to see one of these in the wild!

Gary said...

Beautiful bird!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

very handsome! i've only seen the golden-crowned night-heron in person here.

Frank said...

Lovely shots Joanne. He is obviously used to posing for the public.

HansHB said...

Great post for WBW!
Nice to see!

Karen said...

Great captures.

mick said...

Great photos - the close-up is beautiful and I like the way you have included the surroundings in the last photo.

eileeninmd said...

This Night Heron is really posing nicely for you, great captures.

Icy BC said...

Stunning images, Jo! The macro shot is very beautiful!

Stewart M said...

Herons are great birds - I just got a world guide to them second hand - fascinating!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...great images. The Night Herons here have disappeared from view, I don't know if they're in the back of the trees, nesting now, or what, but I do love spotting them.

Carletta said...

He posed nicely for you for these wonderful shots!!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Lovely bird!

Neil said...

Great photos.