Saturday, April 9, 2016

Yellow-crowned Night-heron (Nyctanassa violacea) - 05Apr2016

The Yellow-crowned Night-heron is a bird I usually only see once a year in North Carolina and usually at Burnt Mill Creek.  This was actually a pair of birds stalking prey next to the fetid creek where large Asian Carp share the water with old tires and shoes.  Its amazing how birds will hang out in areas that have been destroyed by man.  I have had good birds at landfills, wastewater treatment plants, nasty drainage ditches and even found them atop of mounds of horse shit.  Thanks to birds I can find something redeeming in the worse places in the world.

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