A Sleepy Night Heron

This juvenile black-crowned night heron is in its “hunched resting position.” It looked quite sleepy, yet it was early in the day.

If it was a juvenile human, one might say perhaps it was partying late last night. But night herons do ambush prey at night or early morning. They take a rest during the day. So I guess this night heron was just about to call it a day.


  1. Its a nice photo. I’ve seen herons hunkering down like this, but hadn’t wondered why.

    Would you like to add this to the bird of the week page? All you need to do is to either give a pingback or enter the url of your post into comments on that page.

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