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Yellow-crowned Night Heron Editor's Pick   Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Nyctanassa violacea

The mother watches over her 4 offspring while the male is gathering food or additional nesting materials.

San Antonio River
San Antonio, Texas

© Jim Baines
Nikon D700 Digital...

Tammy M. Anderson
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    Excellent details and capture, Jim.

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11/30/2012 2:47:47 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
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A wonderful capture!!!!

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11/30/2012 3:35:25 AM

Jack Gaskin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/2/2007

Great Catch of these SPOOKY WADDERS .
I find them to be exceptionally interesting. have seen them hunting crabs in the marsh grass where you can get close enough to almost grab them . Have also seen them fly in group from a high roost the moment your within 200 feet .
On the nest with the chicks heads up is just a SPECIAL CATCH ..
Impressive Latin ( took 1 year of it 44 years ago )


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11/30/2012 5:08:39 AM

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