Thursday, June 2, 2011

Black-crowned Night-Heron: adult foraging during day

I found this adult Black-crowned Night-Heron at Holcim Wetlands just east of Florence, CO this week. Though I have seen this species in Holcim Wetlands in previous years, there was no indication of breeding nor has there been any indication of their breeding anywhere in Fremont County where this wetlands is located.
Today I found a second adult and both were foraging in the daytime, a behavior associated with nesting behavior per Birds of North America online. I also saw at least one immature Black-crowned Night-Heron and will post more about that above. SeEtta