Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Beaver Creek Road, Waterloo, ON
27 August 2013
There is a very small wetland next to some upscale houses on Beaver Creek Road and this location is rapidly becoming one of my favourite birding spots. It is quite remarkable how many species I have seen there. At this time of year, with the vegetation on the sidewalk and in the marsh so high, it does not afford the best viewing opportunities, but it is still very worthwhile checking out.
This morning I watched two juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons fly in and quickly ensconce themselves in a distant part of the marsh where visibility from the sidewalk is not the best. I was able to get this picture of one of them snoozing, and it was certainly encouraging to see two healthy young birds.