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Old Aug 21, 2013, 2:37 PM   #1
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Default Black-crowned Night Heron

I took these pictures with an old Sony A200 with a Minolta 28-80mm lens. the sky was gloomy this morning which affected the performance of the camera with an old sensor. All shots were taken at 80mm.
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That's really good for an 80mm
(and for the night heron not to take-off)
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That's really good for an 80mm
(and for the night heron not to take-off)
I was about 15 feet from the Heron at one point. He was busy picking off tiny fishes from the lagoon and didn't pay much attention to me. I thought having the Mallard ducks closed by also helped to calm him down.
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I recently saw the same type of Bird at a local man made lake in Newark, CA. I had never seen him before...in thirty years living here. He was the only one among a bunch of Canadian Geese and gulls.
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I recently saw the same type of Bird at a local man made lake in Newark, CA. I had never seen him before...in thirty years living here. He was the only one among a bunch of Canadian Geese and gulls.
Lisa,
This bird is quite common in the lagoons of Bay Farm Island with Egrets and Cormorants. I have been to the lake you mentioned but not lately.
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Kinda looks like the "old man" of the lake.

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Kinda looks like the "old man" of the lake.

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Hunchback of Notre Dame may be more appropriate!

I am off to Toronto on a red-eye flight tonight!
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Always a red-eye flight if you're a night heron.
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Always a red-eye flight if you're a night heron.
My eyes actually looked like the Heron's when I got off the plane on a red-eye flight to Toronto last week.
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