Friday, November 13, 2009

Black-crowned Night-Heron

This morning Moria Darnell found 2 Black-crowned Night-Herons in the neighborhood, near the Parmer Lane bridge. She sent me this photo of one of them. This is the first time I know of that this species has been recorded in our neighborhood. I don't know very much about the distribution of this nocturnal species. I see them much more often on the Texas coast than I do in the Austin area. The similar Yellow-crowned Night-Heron is a common summer resident here, but Black-crowned Night-Herons might just pass through during migration. Way to go, Moria!

1 comment:

Moria said...

Thanks, Mikael! I checked eBird data and there has only been 3 other recorded sightings in Williamson County in the past 10 years:

http://bit.ly/3TEGDm