Sunday, September 23, 2012

Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron III

I showed you this presumably 2nd year adult night-heron in an earlier post.
Here are the two juveniles he/she brought along that day.








Yes, there were two of them.

The older escort sat a bit further down the fence line, probably exhausted by his younger charges.
 Linking to The Bird D'Pot 

124 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Good Sunday Morning, Very cute photos. Looks like the juveniles are having bad hair days! LOL
I've never seen these before and really enjoyed you sharing.

MarmePurl said...

The word is spreading in birdworld: Tex's pond is the place to party.

Beth Edwards said...

too cute. they are all fuzzy headed. (:

Molly The Wally said...

Cute babies! Have a lovely Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Carole M. said...

very impressive; great snapshots!

Deb said...

I can relate to that... Cuties

Giga said...

Dorosły ptak wygląda dostojnie, ale młode są zabawne prze sterczące piórka na głowie. Pozdrawiam.
Adult bird looks dignified, but the young are fun FOR IN sticking feathers on the head. Yours.

Sandra said...

he looks like a worn out parent to me

✿ chica said...

Magrinhos, despenteados, mesmo assim, lindos! beijos,chica

Comment1 said...

I don't know where that long neck goes when they hunch down!

Kerri said...

Oh I LOVE those little ones....they look a little scraggly - just as they should :)

EM Illustrator said...

Great pictures - beautiful birds. Think it's the first time I see these. Enjoy your Sunday!

Cloudy said...

Er schaut sehr lustig aus...

Lieben Gruß
CL

bj said...

wow, now I know where the saying, "bird legs" came from.
These little cuties do have long, skinny legs.

Birdman said...

You have some amazing birds in your neck of the woods.

Fireblossom said...

Honey, lissen ta me. Ya got ya fadda's looks, so you're gonna have ta get a job.

Lynne said...

Amazing the changes from juvenile to older . . . the blues will be more vibrant in time . . .
MP says it best . . . The word is out, you got it going on at the Tex pond . . .

Faye said...

They look like juveniles, don't they? All gawky and not grown into their legs. And they're going to be made fun of at school with that sad hair! :-) But there's some promise there for a future handsome bird.

Jill said...

So sun to see them in both stages of life. Great shots.

Anni said...

I am truly in awe!!!! Love these...they're so cute.

Stunning!!!

I noticed you left me a comment on this week's birding photo meme, but you didn't add a direct link from the 'linky tools' I don't know if you have problems adding a link, or if you choose not to, or what reason, but if you are having problems, I would certainly be more than happy to add your post link from there if you would like.

Just saying....

Have a wonderful Sunday. You know I always enjoy your blog posts!!!!

Fábio Martins said...

They have a funny expression

Steve Gravano said...

The first juvenile looks like she needs hunting lessons.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Once again Tex..
You show us photos of these amazing Heron's.. I am not familiar at all with the bird, although I have seen some, i cannot tell the difference.
This one is called the Yellow crested. I notice that its head is blue.
You are so lucky to have such an abundance of wild life and beautiful birds in your area.
thanks for sharing these lovely photos
Happy Sunday
val

Monika B. said...

Very beautiful photos.

Linda said...

Great shots of those juvies! They definitely look more "unfinished", don't they?

Kathy said...

A couple scrawny looking characters but I like their jaunty little cap.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Goodness they are too stinkin' cute!

Lindsjö taxar said...

They are beautiful, like the colour and the pattern..

Hanne Bente said...

Very amazing shots.
Hanne Bente

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Look how scraggly and cute they are.

Farmchick said...

Great photos!!! Would love for you to link up to my linky party..Farm Photo Friday!! Happy Sunday to you!

Tiago Braga said...

nice shots, you capture a lovely bird in a good scenario

Virginia said...

Patient little fellows!!!
V

DJan said...

How can a bird look like a teenager? But those youngsters do, looking all gangly I guess. :-)

ellen abbott said...

great pics. those juveniles look a little ragged. the adult is a handsome bird though.

Jeevan said...

Interesting compositions on the pretty birds! The young ones are cute.

Jan n Jer said...

wow...nice capture...Like the white spots on the kids!

bailey-road.com said...

Going through a bit of an awkward stage! Very cute.

Magia da Inês said...

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Nunca vi uma garça azul, somente brancas. Muito bonitas.
Boa semana, amiga!
Beijinhos.
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Patty Woodland said...

I love how juveniles always seem to have spots

MTWaggin said...

They sure are interesting birds and there is one there that looks like his hair is just a mess! LOL

Andrew said...

What a lovely little Heron.. your images are fantastic.
Nothing like it over here.

Julie G. said...

You have the most wonderful wildlife visitors at your pond. Lucky you! It's fun to view these Yellow-crowned Night Herons.

Beth said...

You see the most wonderful things. I love your photos, especially the bird ones.

Łucja-Maria said...

Beautiful photos of herons.
Rarely do I watch these lovely birds.
Excellent pictures.
Lucia

Sylvia K said...

Great bird shots as always! Glad to know birds have "bad feather" days like I have bad hair days!!

Dianne said...

it's amazing how they can be both graceful and comical
great shots

don said...

A fine series of this elegant bird. You show us all the sides of the bird which lets us see the variation in feather patterns. Very well done.

Hilary said...

Oh they're so cute. How I love herons. You must have been so charmed to have some time with this family.

holdingmoments said...

You certainly get some good visitors.

NatureFootstep said...

this is a lovely heron. I saw one adult when I visited CostaRica. Nice to see juveniles.

Lois Evensen said...

Love the comparison of the juveniles and their escort. Nice.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

great photos of the Herons,they sure like your place T.




peter

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Excellent photographs! Exciting to see juvenile herons. I never have seen any babies or juveniles at all. You got a rare glimpse into heron family life. Have an outstanding coming week!

Farm Girl said...

It looks like they had a hard trip. Lovely shots.

Janey and Co. said...

They look a tad bit unsure of themselves.

Millie said...

They certainly look like they've reached "that gangly stage."

ashok said...

super snaps!

Jo's World said...

Uh, someday they will be pretty birds, doncha think?

You are lucky to live where you do, and have all this interesting bird life come and visit.

Once in a blue moon I might see a woodpecker, once a pileated one.
But I live in town so if I want to see all these other goodies, I have to travel or wait for something and hope I see it when it comes.

Cheers, Tex!

Jo

S. J. Qualls said...

After admiring the first picture, I scrolled down and the first thing out of my mouth was "Eke!" It does take them a while to mature, doesn't it?

Linda R said...

Just look at those long legs. Great photos my friend.

Hugs~

Victor Aranda said...

Buena serie de imágenes de este flaco equilibrista.
Saludos desde España

Ms. A said...

Ha! That young one looks bedraggled and scraggly in the second shot. At least it will grow out of it. (wish I could saw that about me)

Inger said...

That pond of yours is the best! All the birds that are attracted to it and then get photographed for all of us to enjoy. It looks like they are really concentrating on balancing.

Rose said...

I tried to comment earlier...can't even remember what I said...but I do love those scraggly juveniles!

pattisjarrett said...

Gotta love those young ones and their plumage.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds, superb photos.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,

Those juveniles look really cute and still a bit 'face-less'. The older one has such a funny 'antenna' and looks like not quite being adult him/herself.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Cute little guys! In a couple of shots they look like they are walking on a balance beam.

mick said...

Great photos of the herons and the juveniles are cute.

Chatty Crone said...

The babies are so cute~ what is that thing on the adults head that slicks back????

Jan Mader said...

Wow. I'd love to run around your ranch!!!!

I just started blogging again and decided to take today to look around. So glad I stopped here. I will certainly follow and be back!

Miss Kodee said...

Love the scruffy, messed teenager hair on top of their heads!

Robin said...

T, great shots of old nobby knees and his kids!

Rohrerbot said...

I do wonder if this is the heron I saw up the trees this past year. Because these juveniles look like the one I saw....but then again.....Very cool!

Ellie said...

They do look a bit like awkward teenagers don't they :)

A Quiet Corner said...

They are a tad scrawny as youngsters, T! I like "substance" in my critters...as the Pres says "put some meat on them bones"...:)JP

eileeninmd said...

Cool sighting of the juvies! They are beautiful birds and very neat to have them on your property. Great shots!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Needing a little space from youth isn't just limited to birds, is it? :-)) Great shots!!

barbara l. hale said...

Love those juvies! I wonder if we have night herons up this way. I'll have to check.

Linda said...

I'm sorry but that is one ugly bird.

Montanagirl said...

These are great, girl! Love the spikey hair-dos on the juvies!

Margie said...

Talk about skinny legs!!

Debbie said...

haha, lanky and in desperate need of some grooming!!

Michelle said...

Punk rock hair and skinny legs. They must be all the rage at the pond :)

Carletta said...

You didn't let them comb their hair before the photo shoot - tsk, tsk....:)
Great shots!

SandyCarlson said...

These fellows sure have character!

Krishna said...

Great nature watch...

Randy said...

I agree they are cute.

Dianna said...

Oh, those little ones look a bit scrawny, don't they? But I love the muted colors.
Sorry I haven't visited lately: you'll understand why in tomorrow's post! ;)

parker said...

I'm a big fan of the older and wiser! Wonder why?

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

"the older escort..." ha! He did look a little put out. The juvies are so straggly looking. They seem to like your metal fence railing. Great photo opps for you!

Cloudia said...

Have never seen juveniles before! Thanks - such nice shots



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wayside wanderer said...

Wonderful pictures!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, once again great pictures. Love the juveniles, kinda cute in their own way, smile. Blessings Francine.

Jane said...

I am a bird watcher, never seen or heard of this one! I love that bluish color, the wild hair on top. Sometimes I wake up looking like this bird. Love that you posted, the Yellow Crowned Night Heron.

Margaret said...

.... it looks so gangly and awkward. So very sweet.

SweetMarie said...

they are beautiful! It looks like the beaks are blue...so cool! I bet he or she is tired. Youngsters can do that to you. :)
you really have some of the best visitors!

orchid said...

Dearest Theresa,
Oh,Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron! I never knew this bird. I learn aand enjoy about birds and nature through your blog♡♡♡ Haha, I loved the way you said that the older one probably exhausted by his younger charges(*^_^*)
Lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Stewart M said...

Nice set of pictures. They are not an elegant looking bird in their youth!

Stewart M

Liz said...

Very cute!

Donna said...

I love those l-o-n-g legs!

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

One of the young ones looked like it had a bit of bed head going on. :o)

Gary said...

Fantastic series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ladyfi said...

Ooo - these are fabulous shots!

Crissi said...

So wonderful shots and Reiher!
♥Crissi♥

Laura.M said...

The heron brought you to your family for us to see :))
a kiss.

Breathtaking said...

Your pond really does acts like a magnet for birds far and wide.The youngsters are cute, but look like they could eat a good meal.Very nice photo selection.

Fjällripan said...

Great series of the beautiful heron!!

Susan said...

Love the scruffy young ones :D)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!!..Beautiful pictures in this ardeida.. Congrat.. Regards from spain..

Adam Tilt said...

Great shots. Always nice to have a family of birds turn up.

Tammy said...

What a treat. Lucky girl!

Michelle said...

What beautiful photos...impressive looking birds at the Run*A*Round.

Did you have tickets made yet??? ;)

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! I've not only never seen these before, I've also never even heard of them! Fantastic top rate photos!

Barb said...

Adolescent birds must be somewhat like adolescent kids!

Linda said...

The first picture of the juvenile made him look really scrawny. But he/they became progressively more beautiful in the successive photos. What a neat bird.

Nancy Claeys said...

Fabulous captures -- (yes, I'm playing catch-up today.)

Candy C. said...

Young birds always look so gangly!! I'm playing catch-up too! :)

Barb said...

So cute!

Paula said...

They certainly are skinny things!
By the way~ love the new profile pic... is it just me or do you get prettier with each picture? ;)

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Goodness look at the long legs on those critters! Skinny aren't they...looks like they could use a few fat frogs or what ever they eat to fatten them up. ;)

Brian King said...

Another heron species I'd love to see, but never have! Nice cowlick action! :-) What is that, 3 heron species you've had at the pond?

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

They are looking quite frail....you need to feed them some Saltines or something to fatten them up ;)

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