Sunday, December 19, 2010

Black-crowned Night-Heron

This Black-crowned Night-Heron is one of four species of herons we have seen here at Santee Lakes. The others being; Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, and Snowy Egret.  We see numerous Great Egrets, and Snowy Egrets daily, but we have only seen a total of two Black-crowned Night Herons. They are good sized at 25 inches and are rather stocky looking birds compared to the gangly looking other three.

Our stay here at Santee Lakes has mainly centered on birding. I had not expected this before hand, but it has turned out to be one of the better bird locations. In fact I have been able to add photos for 20 species to the Critters section since arriving here on the 11th. 

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