And I thought I was having a bad hair day! I encountered this adorable black crowned night heron at Hart's Landing near downtown Sarasota. I'd like to say I'm such a proficient ornithologist that I immediately identified this guy; however, that would be a bit of a stretch. I actually had a difficult time figuring out what type of feathered creature this is, despite searching online. Then, I posted it to Flickr and had a positive ID from a birder within minutes. How cool is that?!