Black-crowned Night-Heron [Nycticorax nycticorax] ~ 2017 #24

Black-crowned night heron
Black-crowned night heron ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ November 2015

Still on my list of “Birds I need a better picture of”. I have seen them in the colder months, hanging out at the Bird Sanctuary. They can be seen by the pathway close to the entrance. However, they’re always tucked away behind many layers of branches.

FACT: “A breeding Black-crowned Night-Heron will brood any chick that is placed in its nest. The herons apparently don’t distinguish between their own offspring and nestlings from other parents.” allaboutbirds.org

Black-crowned night heron
Black-crowned night heron ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ November 2015

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