Thursday 31 August 2023

Black-crowned Night-heron

Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax, 夜鹭).

A common bird the world over, but not safe everywhere: they are now critically imperiled near my family home in British Columbia. At this Changsha pond, the 'no fishing' signs are no deterrent to anglers. Fortunately this night heron grew tired of playing with the abandoned hook and float before it was hurt.

Black-crowned Night-heron with Fishing Float