A couple weeks ago we saw a new bird, one we had never seen before. I was at a loss to identify it, so sent it to master birding blog friend Anni. She can identify anything! Turns out it is a juvenille Black-Crowned Heron!! It was behind a fence in a remote place impossible to get to, so here is the best I could do.
Another photo from the web shows you what this bird looks like when it is fully grown. Quite a difference, isn't there? The juvenilles sometimes look nothing like the adults.
Nyctophilia – An attraction to darkness or night. Finding relaxation in the dark. The condition of being very happy and comfortable in the dark: Nyctophilia is a condition that makes you want to sit in the dark all by yourself late at night, wide awake.