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Night Heron in Silhouette, Baylands

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Black-Crowned Night-Heron in Silhouette
Copyright © 2013 Teri Vershel

According to Dona, the silhouette of a Black-crowned night-heron resembles the main character in Despicable Me. I tend to agree. He’s a rather stocky, top-heavy bird. We watched many of these birds flying in to roost in the trees for the evening.

Note to self, if taking photos at dusk, bring a tripod.

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Copyright © 2008 Universal Studios

Nonchalant Night-heron, Baylands

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I Am Unmoved by Your Presence
Copyright 2013 Teri Vershel

I figured out that there’s a reason this particular bird is called a Night-heron. We’re talking serious daytime lethargy here. I have never watched a bird for so long, all the while getting closer and closer who seemed so utterly unmoved by my presence and could not even be bothered to fly away. My speculation was confirmed by Mr. Petereson. “The Black-crowned night-heron is usually hunched and inactive…” No kidding!

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I Am Still Unmoved By Your Presence
Copyright 2013 Teri Vershel