Thanks to Ed McAskill for sending us these pics of our southern visitor. You can see more of Ed's work on his Flickr website.
The Yellow Crowned Night Heron is a nocturnal heron of the
southern swamps and coasts. The range map for the species explains the interest local birders have shown in this bird's unexpected presence in our region. This bird is a juvenile or immature.
The Black Crowned Night Heron is native to our area - a number of them feed and roost in Sam Smith Park.