Monday, July 1, 2013

Birds at Famosa Slough

On Saturday, while walking around the Famosa Slough,  I happened upon this Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron.  I wonder if it is the same bird I saw in January of this year or in July of last year.

If so, its plumage seems to be changing, as evidenced by less spots and the more solid dark bill and red eyes. Its back will go from being spotty to a svelte black.  It takes two years for this bird to mature, but it seems well on its way.   See the Black-crowned Night Heron in a previous blog.

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