Friday 20 September 2013

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (juv) photo shoot at Torbay, Newfoundland

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron is pretty much annual in Newfoundland. In recent years it has been a more than once per year. Nearly all are juveniles in the time period August to mid-September. Frequently they are observed feeding on lawns and not in a wet land as one might expect for a heron.  Newfoundland earthworms seem to be a substitute for aquatic meals.
When news of one in Torbay on the lawn of Gerald Manning surfaced you had to go see it.  It wasn't straight forward. It took 45 minutes before I saw it and then only for ten minutes before it decided it was time to fly off to roost for the day in some thick woods. 
Below are a few snaps taken in the heavy overcast conditions.



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