Saturday, February 9, 2013

Adult Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron

From last summer.




Love the angry bristle brush!

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120 comments:

Łucja-Maria said...

Welcome to Tex
We are happy to watch a bird in your photos.
The first time I see a heron in this color!
Great photos.
Have a nice weekend.
Lucia

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Well he's a stately if not scruffy fellow!

Great pics.

Have a nice weekend Teresa

Fiona

Dianna said...

He did bristle up, didn't he? I'm guessing he didn't appreciate you taking his photo!!?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

He is simply awesome! I always enjoy your pictures of cranes. They have such elegance in them, so photogenic!

Giga said...

Ptaki mówi : patrzcie na mnie, bo jestem piękny :)
Birds says: look at me because I'm beautiful :)

Deb said...

Beautiful

Gert said...

He is beautiful! Love how he bristled up..must not liked having his picture taken!! lol

Blessings,
Gert

DJan said...

He's the second heron I've seen this morning on blogs. Yours is totally cool! Never seen anything like him before. :-)

Primitive Stars said...

Are you looking at me?? Great pictures, seems the Haren is looking right back at you....Handsome fellow, Blessings Francine.

Buttons said...

Oh Tex you always give me just what I need a beautiful bird and a laugh. Thank you hug B

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Good Morning Tex! My hair looks like that and I don't even have to be angry! Love to see the visitors to your pond!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Isn't he the fearsome gent; and his angry bristle brush is impressive indeed! Thanks for the timely reminder of summer's warmth.

georgettesullins said...

How interesting to see such a big bird around your pond.

Breathtaking said...

I don't remember seeing this particular Heron on your blog before! It's certainly a new bird for me.Good captures!

Candy C. said...

Great shots and I love his yellow crown! :)

eileeninmd said...

The Night herons are cool birds. You do have some nice birds at your pond. Great shots!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love the way you captured the heron and his reflection!

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

He's just great! Suzy x

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love learning the names of the birds I enjoy! blessings ~ tanna

Jan n Jer said...

Nice capture

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Amazing how the crane blends in with the surrounding area. You had to hold so still to not scare him!! Very nice shots!!

Beth said...

All great photos of a magnificent bird.

Linda said...

I thought maybe a wind gust had ruffled his feathers...until he gave you that dirty look. :)

Molly The Wally said...

Yep we agree his feathers were ruffled. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I like the colour. Yes that ruffled look sort of what we look like in the morning with our hair. Atleast mine.

Excellent shots!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love herons!! They're so elusive to see around here though.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Ooh, he's purty! Love the ones of him fluffed up, or bristled as you put it. This is one bird that I have not seen in Louisiana yet but I'd see them frequently in Texas.

Sandra said...

he is a beauty, scrub brush and all. do your dogs bark at all these birds? we had an egret in our yard yesterday and it was eating and huffing and baby barked until i threatened to debark her.

Rose said...

I need to look this critter up and see if we are supposed to have them around here...I know I have not seen any.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the blue color. Wonder why some birds have such beautiful color and other ones are so plain. sandie

Terry and Linda said...

He saw you! STOP! I'm glad you didn't!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

Rajesh said...

Wonderful sequence of shots.

Montanagirl said...

I'm always surprised by the variety of birds you see there! I've pictured NE Texas as being dry and barren! lol. But your pond attracts some very cool birdies.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

OH, I like this series of images. Awesome.

Have a great weekend wish to you...from, Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin' and Hootin' Anni's

Martha Kasper said...

Wonderful photos!

Maple Lane said...

Fun pictures. Hope you enjoy your Sat.

Birdman said...

Had to look close to 'find' her today.

Lynne said...

Good morning from me to the photographer of the . . .
Adult Yellow Crowned Night Heron!

S. J. Qualls said...

Love the fluffed up one!

don said...

A very interesting series of this pretty bird (unusual to me). I like how he fluffs his feathers. Have a great weekend.

Larry Ostby said...

Love the way your pond brings in so many different feathered friends. The Night Heron is a great catch. Thanks T.

Ayu Maselli said...

Theresa you are lucky you are visited by so many type of birds
they are awesome!
have a nice weekend

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful pictures showing the heron :) Hanne Bente

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Never heard of this type of Huron. Loved his bristle brush.

Barb Brookbank said...

Oh, I get a kick out of that guy!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Hi there Mr. Heron!! There is such a simplicity in the gestures of birds, as you capture them!

Gail said...

Fantastic as usual. Have they ran out of fish to eat yet?

Jo's World said...

Looks like you did aggravate him just a little, Tex!

Great pictures!

Jo

Margie said...

How DO you keep track of your photo stash my dear? What's been used, what hasn't? Wow, you have lots waiting in the wings, pardon the pun.

Cloudia said...

'Aloha cuz, says the blue heron of Waikiki!

Karen said...

What a great series of photos! I so enjoy your blog, there is always a little surprise! A gorgeous fellow! xx

Paula said...

Wow! You sure know the names of the birds in your area.

Sally said...

Awesome as always. Coming here from Karen's to warm up. :)

xoxo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Another majestic tall bird. Have you ever numbered the different bird species that come to your property?
Hugs,
Mariette

Sylvia K said...


What a handsome fellow he is!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Never heard of him...thanks for the INTRO...love that yellow spot!!!...:)JP

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Hope no turtles were harmed in the making of these photos.

Debbie said...

he really blends with the background....good thing for those bright yellow legs!!

looks like he is not a fan of pictures!!

Farm Girl said...

I love seeing his shaggy feathers. He looks very pretty.

Jackie said...

You know ma and Herons... I love them, and this one is a beauty and your photos truly show him off well!

Fantastic as always...Happy Weekend!

Patty Woodland said...

I love his bright yellow legs

bailey-road.com said...

I can really see his yellow crown!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Aptly named, a nice crown of gold!

Stephanie said...

I love herons and these are great shots!

HansHB said...

A great serie of photos of the heron. I have never seen this bird before!

nic.b van es said...

hij vraagt of dat je vis bij je hebt,hij kijkt je echt aan.

Andrew said...

Thanks for sharing another wonderful bird on your pond...



Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Cool! Although their legs look a lot more yellow than their crest!

troutbirder said...

An interesting bird all right. I'd never seen one in Minnesota.

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm always in awe at how you know the names of all these birds!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

you get your share of herons in your lake, is there a lot of fish in it? Have a great weekend too.


peter

Gemma Wiseman said...

The heron is an interesting blue grey colour! Lovely series of photos!

Tricia Hays said...

is he cussin you? heheheee =)

Robin said...

T, great captures!

Red said...

Nothing like a good shower!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

There is really no shortage of amazing birds for you to take great pictures of!!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

he's pretty camouflage - all but those yellow legs ... what a cool looking dude. so neat! ( :

rkbsnana said...

I have missed many lovely photographs since I have been somewhat missing in action this summer. Good to see you are still out there clicking away

Bob Bushell said...

I wish I could have a pond like yours, where a loads of birds, night heron, fantastic Theresa.

Hilary said...

What a handsome bird. We don't get that heron around here.. so lovely to see him in your photos.

NatureFootstep said...

this is a cool heron I had the pleasure to see in CostaRica. :)

Gary said...

Great find!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Riet said...

What a beautiful bird.

pattisjarrett said...

Angry bristle brush--TOO CUTE!

Filip and Kristel said...

Amazing you all these names, I would know it is a Heron.

Greetings,
Filip

DIMI said...

Beautiful bird and fantastic pictures!Have a great weekend!
Dimi..

Fábio Martins said...

Curious animal

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I do love these birds! This one does look a little angry in that one picture especially.

Michaele said...

Makes me wonder where he is now. Hope he comes back : )

Randy said...

Puffy little fellow.

Pam ;) said...

Nice crown on Mr Night heron.

MTWaggin said...

Still amazed at the variety of birds you get at your pond. The angry bristle brush is my favorite!

Small City Scenes said...

Very neat shots. We have the Blue and the Green Heron but I don't think we have the Yellow-crowned one. Pretty cool to see one. MB

Susan said...

Wonderful photos!
I hear you are gonna have some rough weather. Take care ok?

Powell River Books said...

We get Great Blue Herons out our way. Similar colouring but longer necked. - Margy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

He's a pretty bird. I love watching the blue heron that visits our pond.

Judy said...

That's a new name for me, I'll have to check it out.

Wally Jones said...

Great series of a really cool heron! I have a hard time finding these guys. They are very good at hiding.

Karen said...

You sure get some interesting birds at your pond.

SandyCarlson said...

What a beauty!

Maria said...

This one I only saw in Florida. The have beautiful feathers.

Bernadine said...

Very nice photo of this heron. I miss the heron that use to visit our little pond.

SweetMarie said...

He or she looks so funny all fluffed up!

edenhills said...

Lovely bird. Nice reflections.

Linda R said...

Your bird photos always make me smile..

Hugs~

Martha Z said...

Nice to see these, we don't find them in our area.

ashok said...

excellent shots

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots! Cool looking bird too.

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
You must have a surrounding of birds heaven p;) Recently whenever we go pass the small river near my father's care-house by car, I check if I can find the heron there. We can see sometimes not often. Although not so clean environment, I may try take pictures someday♬♬♬

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*


Stewart M said...

That is a nice looking bird - he (?) does look good with his feather fluffed up.

Cheers

Stewart M - Melbourne

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful bird!

Indrani Ghose said...

Great series! Seems to me a camera friendly guy!

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Theresa,
Very nice shots of this fishing Heron.
This heron is very special for me, because I've never seen this one before.

Many greetings and have a good sunday,
Marco

Phil said...

Nice action shots TWG. I thought these little herons skulked away out of sight a lot of the time.

Kerri said...

You get such a great variety of birds!!!

petspeopleandlife said...

The yellow crowned blends in so well with the bluish gray of the dead wood, brush,or weeds that if you were only looking about casually, he/she could be missed. Nice shots of the bird.

Marie said...

Beautiful bird! I love his yellow crown!

Black Jack's Carol said...

And, yet another I've never seen. we do have a Black-crowned Night Heron that I've seen two or three times at Reifel Bird Sanctuary. We don't go there so often as dogs aren't permitted, but it's an amazing place. Loved the comment by Pix. It would apply to me as well :)

Brian King said...

One of the herons I've never seen. Beautiful bird!

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