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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Native to Southern Illinois


If you have visited our blog before then you know that I love to feature wildlife that can be found here in the Shawnee forest where I live. Today I feature a black crowned night heron. Here in southern Illinois you will find all types of land including forest, rock, and marsh. These stocky shorter than their cousin the long limbed heron are active at night or at dusk thus their name. These birds are social and breed in colonies of stick nests that are usually built over water. While common here they can also be found in fresh, salt and brackish wetlands. They are the most widespread heron in the world.


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9 comments:

  1. Hello Angie, great shot of the night heron. They are awesome birds to see. Enjoy your day!

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    1. went over and visited your blog as well but was unable to leave a comment there as it said it was restricted. I loved your pictures though and will be visiting again to see any new additions.

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    1. thank you, I headed over and visited your blog as well.

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  3. I've seen these down at the riverwalk in San Antonio, TX - they really are neat birds. Great shot!

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    1. love river walks in fact that is where we love to be at the river if not at home

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  4. Night Herons are so attractive and you got a great capture to share!

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  5. Beautiful capture of the Heron!
    Have a Great Day!
    Peace :)

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  6. Gorgeous heron! Beautiful photo!

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