May 28, 2013



A very nice series, Sallie...and your close-ups are excellent. I'm not sure I've seen one of these - not in Ocala at least. Sometimes herons are quite skittish...maybe this one figured you had some fish in that box you were pointing at it! :)


Left side or right side, it's sure this bird is always beautiful... Like your shots !

orchid Miyako

Dearest Sallie,
Wow, marvelous shots of "yellow-crowned night heron"☆☆☆
This wonderful guy seemed really posing for you (^_^)彡☆

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*


Great photos Sallie

Kenneth Cole Schneider

Very nice images! We have six nests next to our home and they are beautiful to watch.


Excellent photos! Excellent! You really got some nice shots...I have found photographing birds is a real skill!



what a handsome heron, such a fancy 'hairdo'!

Rainfield (雨田 Malaysia)

That is a beautiful bird.


What a photogenic bird! Great shots. :)

Lady Fi

Wow! Lucky you. And what fabulous shots!

Red Nomad OZ

Hahaha! LOVE that pose!! Maybe he knew you wanted some good blog pix - and you sure got them!!!


Isn't that special? It always bums me out when a bird flies away before I can get my camera. He's beautiful!


egal Sallie..der ist von allen Seiten schön

LG vom katerchen der einen schönen Tag wünscht


Wow, what a capture!


These are fantastic shots. A beautiful bird and photographed so well.


Oh Sallie, these are fabulous photos of your night heron. Well done, such a great job on those close-ups.

I also had to say how much your recent comment made me laugh, because you hit the nail on the head. We also keep forgetting our hats and now have quite a collection from various places we have visited. Thank you for the smile.

An English Girl Rambles


Great up-close and personal shots Sallie. I've not had the pleasure of an encounter with a night heron yet.

A Wondering Star

Great photos and very nice to see the close-up of such a proud bird!


Great portraits. I enjoyed seeing this species in Venezuela, never got shots like these though so well done


Wow Sallie!
Excellent shots of this guy!
So glad he posed for you.

Sharon Wagner

It is fun to see their face close-up. Nice captures today!


Good golly, he is magnificent and how lucky he waited for you to get your camera! I'm excited just seeing him here, Sallie. The last picture reminds me of an James John Audubon.


Funny looking guy!

Crafty Gardener

Gorgeous photos of the night heron. We have the black crowned night heron around here.

Stewart M

Wow, he (she?) does seem to like to have their photograph taken.

I looked it up in a recently acquired book on herons - interesting bird.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Karen, Pixel Posts

Fantastic portraits of this handsome bird Sallie! Wowsers!


How wonderfully handsome he is!! I've never seen one before.

Colin Huggins

Could that be what could be a real "poser".
Sure seems to like having "his/her" photo taken.
Colin (Brisbane. Australia)
Weather: Wednesday 8.00am - sunny, BUT that if previous mornings are the norm will be rain by early afternoon.
Umbrellas are a MUST here these days!!!


Great photos! Nice to see this bird so close!


Sallie, they are cool birds to see. Pretty shots of the YC Night Heron!


Beautiful photos of this gorgeous bird!

Dina J

Nice catch! Great that they were so close to your home.


Great close-up photos and you were so lucky to have the bird that close to you.


Great shots Sallie, I really think animals like to pose a bit for the camera, sometimes.


absolutely marvelous shots of this bird! the only ones i've gotten were much further away and no where near as good!


Lovely photos!


Interesting bird and beautiful photos.


Wow! Those are lovely portraits!

Phil (@anotherbirdblog)

Hey that one really did pose up didn't he? Are you sure he's not tied down somewhere? Cracking pictures Sallie.

EG CameraGirl , Canada

Very cool. Apparently yellow-crowned night herons sometimes venture into Canada but I have NEVER been lucky enough to see one. :)


Beautiful bird. I have not seen them before.

Boom & Gary

Wow is he ever posing for you. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

NatureFootstep Photo

gorgeous shots of the Night Heron. Really love the last one. I saw this bird when I visited CostaRica and was stunned when I saw it. :)

Pia, Sweden

Wow, amazing photos of this nice little fellow!
We don't have these in our country, I think.
It was very nice to see this, Sallie!
Have a nice week! /Pia

Hazel UK

Wonderful bird portraits!

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