A few days ago I mentioned that I had found a nest of Yellow-crowned Night Herons, (Nyctanassa violacea), in a residential neighborhood near here. We went there and I was able to capture a few pictures. The first one shows the mother on the nest.
In this second photo, if you look closely, you can see the tiny chicks peeking through the twigs. Click the photos to enlarge.
The nest was about 20 feet off of the ground and I was about another 30 feet away, so I was photographing at an upward angle. Hopefully, in a few days the chicks will be larger so I can get better photos of them. They generally fledge in about 3-4 weeks and I assume that these chicks were probably about a week old.
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