Sometimes when I am out doing a little birding, and hopefully a little photographing, too, I come across little surprises. Such was the case this morning as I was cruising through Spring Creek Park. I was traveling along the shore of the creek, about 175 yards across at this point, and I happened to see a light colored blob of something in the brush on the other side.
Putting the binoculars on it, I discovered that it was a juvenile Black-crowned night Heron. He was partially hidden by branches, as he stared down at the water. I wanted to try and get a better photo of him more out in the open. I drove down the shore a little bit and found a spot where I could aim my 500mm len through the brush on my side, and also get a better open shot of the bird. This is the result of that maneuvering around.
I really like this as I got a better side view of the heron. The photo below is what he will look like when he grows up. I took this photo a few years back along the Tennessee River at Knoxville, Tennessee.
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