Adult Black-crowned Night-Heron

I discovered this beauty near the end of my walk around the wetlands this morning. I have this week off work and have enjoyed daily photo walks as the mornings are starting to cool down.

I recently posted what I believe is a young Night-Heron (see post here).

He may have been attempting to nap, notice his eyes are closed in the top photo 🙂

God comes to each of us in the form we can best perceive Him. To you, just now, He was a heron. To someone else, He might come as a flower or even a breeze.
~Richard Zimler

A black-crowned night heron stood on an apron of wet sand, looking across the channel. The feather plume at the back of his head lifted in a faint breeze. Out there the channel churned its cyclonic eddies counterclockwise. Schools of anchovies, halibut, and sea bass came and went: silver flashes, small storms that well up from the inside of the sea but are short-lived, like lightning.
~Gretel Ehrlich

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Helen Bushe says:

    I love herons. I’m always fascinated by the way they change shape depending on what they’re doing. Hunched up like little old men like this one. Or Elongated and dagger-like when about to strike. These pictures are terrific.

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    1. Thank you Helen! I was going to hang out and see if he actually did something, but a few people wandered up, so I moved on to let them enjoy him. He made my day 😊

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  2. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautiful images Lisa and what a lovely bird 💖

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    1. Isn’t he gorgeous? I was so excited to see him! Thank you 😊

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  3. Irene says:

    Great job capturing it’s beauty. 😊

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    1. Thank you Irene! It wasn’t too difficult, it was like he was just waiting for me to wander by with my camera!

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  4. gr8ful_collette says:

    I also love herons. So beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you! A reminder to keep looking around, you never know what you will see!

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  5. lolaWi says:

    beautiful! love the first quote, Lisa 🙂

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    1. 😊 Thank you! I am amazed at all the awesome quotes out there.

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  6. Naomi says:

    That is really a beautiful bird. I love the light and dark purple feathers. The first quote is so true.

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    1. Just Teri says:

      Yes Naomi, I totally agree and that’s what instantly caught my attention. The shot is so clear is shows off his brilliant plumage ❣️😊

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  7. Just Teri says:

    Oh my goodness Lisa💞💕

    That poem was so beautiful! Perfect compliment to your Night Heron.

    Fabulous post 😊❤️

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    1. Thank you! This is probably one of my favorite photos, he was such a lovely surprise. And right in the sun with no plants in the way!

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      1. Just Teri says:

        Just waiting for an inspired artist 😉

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