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Old Aug 10, 2006, 10:41 AM   #1
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I've been keeping my eye on this Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron. The young bird struck me a real nerd in the Heron world...

These images, unfortunately not the best, show him closely watching an adult hunt. And I've come to the conclusion that this adult was deliberately teaching the young un, how to hunt. I say that, because they don't normally "stalk" worms...:?

These are shot at 1/100, so there are no action shots, or rather none that I'm going to post here (blurs get laughed at...)


[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BLKHERJUV10.JPG[/img]

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BLKHERJUV12.JPG[/img]

After watching the adult for 10 minutes, he decides to try this on his own...

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BLKHERJUV13.JPG[/img]


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Old Aug 10, 2006, 11:30 AM   #2
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Nice shots Dave. Man, you get some nice varied herons out your way...cheers.....Don.
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 12:00 PM   #3
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Nice shots Dave. Man, you get some nice varied herons out your way...cheers.....Don.
Thanks Don.

You mean right in view of the Manhattan skyline?

Of the eleven Herons that live in the United States, ten breed in Brooklyn. The only one we don't get is the Red Egret, and who knows, thanks to global warming, before the beach is submerged, maybe we will get those as well.

This was the first time that I actually saw school in session with these guys. Facinating to see an adult "stalking" a worm, with the "kid" paying such close attention.

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Good job getting close to these guys, normally pretty spooky in my neck of the woods.
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 1:01 PM   #5
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Good job getting close to these guys, normally pretty spooky in my neck of the woods.
Thanks.

From time to time I can get close to these guys. This wan't one of those occasions. I was about 150 feet off...

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