February 09, 2017

Immature black crowned night heron.

From last year, a juvenile black crowned night heron in Rondeau Bay, Rondeau Provincial Park.

Nycticorax nycticorax

Young Black-crowned Night-Herons leave the nest at the age of 1 month but cannot fly until they are 6 weeks old. They move through the vegetation on foot, joining up in foraging flocks at night.

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