Revisiting the auku'u with a different camera, at a different angle, in much better light (or so one would hope)
Great detail ~ lovely shot
Thank you, Nick! I am much happier with this one :)
Where did you capture this one? In Ontario? Was it introduced there? We've got Black-crowned Night Herons here too. It it native to East Asia.
And I am very anxious for your reply.
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Hello, ƤōƝƓ, thank you for you visit and comments. Yes, they're quite common in Hawaii, too. Not sure if they were introduced by people or just got there on their migration. In fact, I have seen a couple of juveniles from a great distance (around 100 m or more) here in Ontario, too! So yes, they seem to nest here in the summer. I got a few shots, but from that distance they're just too small to post.
Yes, I have checked and been confirmed that North America has got its own subspecies of the Black-crowned Night Heron but it is migratory while the S.E.Asian one is resident. I hope I will have an opportunity to take pictures of the North American subspecies one day.
Great shot! I like how the high level of detail shows those drops of water beading up on the feathers so clearly. And those red eyes!
Thank you, Ken - it was too busy stalking fish in a pond to mind me getting close :)
ƤōƝƓ, here's a shot of a couple of these guys here in Toronto.
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