Black-crowned night heron at Bond Park

I birded by kayak for the first time. I never would have spotted the night heron from the trail. It was a subadult with deep orange eyes and it was motionless for the entire viewing time. It appeared to have been planted there in the mud at the lake’s edge with one leg in front of the other, body poised for attack. The lower mandible was yellowish (perhaps a light mustard coloration).

Location: Bond Park
Observation date: 5/22/11
Notes: Birded the lake perimeter by kayak
Number of species: 37

Canada Goose 45
Mallard 16
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 subadult.
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Acadian Flycatcher 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown-headed Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 3
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 1
Pine Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Blue Grosbeak 1
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 8


About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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