August 15, 2010

Black Crowned Night Heron



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?!  


7 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Oh my, he's cute!
Darryl and Ruth : )

Birdman said...

Love the shot!

Clueless in Boston said...

Great shot. I love your interpretation of a bad hair day. He looks like someone just stole his pretzel, or french fries.

Lyndsey said...

Great shot! I love his "hair"! I have a photo of one that was at our friends restaurant in Nokomis. He was sitting on the rail right next to where we tied up the boat. I had to search on line to find out what he was too. I called it just a night heron, I'll bet he was a black crowned night heron too! (I think he is in my Intercoastal Waterway post)

Good to know you had to look it up too :D

T. Becque said...

This just makes me laugh. Your bad hair comment, his hair, expression and flat footed stance are all very comical. I have to shoot your comment back at you, you find the mundane and turn it into something whimsical.

Gunn said...

I like his "hairstyle"!:)
Nice shot!

Kathy said...

I'm late in commenting! Have had busy days. I love the expression this guy's face. Would really like to know what's going through his brain! He could almost be a comic book character.