Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron, Merritt Island NWR, Titusville Florida

I don’t know why, but the Black-crowned Night-Heron is among the rarest of herons along Black Point Wildlife Drive at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. There are plenty of Great Blues, Little Blues, Tricolored, and Green…but the Black-crowned Night is rare. We spotted this one tucked back into the Mangroves beside the canal along the road near the duck ponds. Maybe that is the reason: “tucked back into the Mangroves”. For all I know there could be lots of BCNHs along Black Point Drive, but if they are tucked in like this one, I am probably missing them. Sony RX10iv at 600mm. Program mode. 1/320th @ ISO 100 @ f4. Processed in Polarr.