Beautiful Black Crowned Night Heron

by Daniel
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Black Crowned Night Heron

Black Crowned Night Heron

Black Crowned Night Heron
Female Great Blue Heron
Male Great Blue Heron
Young Female Great Blue Heron.

I was on my bike ride I enjoy at least twice a week with a friend along the Don Valley and as we approached a certain area my friend pointed out a bird sitting beside the river just relaxing.


I was able to get really close by approaching it slowly and got a great close-up of this beautiful bird I could not believe how close I had got to it and it didn't fly away.

Hope everyone enjoys this picture of it.

I also have had the pleasure of observing a few Great Blue Herons, a male, female, and a very young one that I believe was a young female as the males are a lot darker.

Thank you Daniel, for sending these lovely pictures and your report of your bird sightings.

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Jan 13, 2015
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Re: Black Crowned Night Heron
by: Anonymous

Hi Alison, I agree they are a very beautiful bird unfortunately I have never heard the vocal sound they make I have just noticed them as I ride slowly and look along the water, and shores of the water and I love the wonderful abundance of beautiful birds, and other animals we are blessed to see in this beautiful city, and province.

Nov 17, 2014
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Black Crowned Night Heron
by: Alison

The one time I was lucky enough to see this bird closely, the thing that made me notice it in the first place was this strange sound I kept hearing. It certainly didn't sound like a bird, more like a bullfrog. Anyways, when I finally located the source of what I was hearing, I discovered it was coming from this amazing bird. I love this beauty! But what a crazy voice!

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