By November, Black-crowned Night Herons become scarce although the occasional one will show up in Christmas bird counts.
Our night-heron this morning was a juvenile showing broad, blurry streaks on the breats.
Here are some other photos that I have taken of this species:
There was considerable excitement when a Yellow-crowned Night Heron, a species which is usually found much south of here, spent many weeks at Col. Sam Smith Park.
Other birds at the Bluffs this morning:
Oh Sing We Now The Holy Weeds – Margaret Atwood
The Dandelion shoots, for spring,
Before their flowers burst;
The Burdock root is best in June
When it is fat with juice;