A yellow-crowned night-heron showed up in the wetlands on Tuesday (8/7). One of the summer campers spotted it under the boardwalk leading to Explore the Wild. It was in immature plumage. In other words, the bird was hatched this season. It may be somewhat local.
This is the second time I’ve seen a yellow-crowned night-heron here at the museum. The first time was in May of 2011 following a heavy thunderstorm.
Here’s a few shots of this year’s bird.
Lucky for me, I was standing there on the boardwalk when the campers spotted this bird, I may have missed it altogether.