Black-Crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned night heron

Black-crowned night heron at the Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, July 2013

A week ago Sunday we went to the Brick Works which has been flooded twice this year from torrential rains.   A little over a week after the last flood and a clean-up effort, the site had recovered quite a bit. On the way over, the wildflowers by the railroad were dense leaving only the tiniest of paths to stumble through.

Black-crowned night heron

Black-crowned night heron at the Brick Works in July 2013, Toronto

Shortly after arriving at the Brick Works, we saw this black-crowned night heron in one of the ponds. He or she stood hunched and still for long periods, except when catching a meal.  It is heartening to see wildlife in Toronto in this place where nature is being restored so close to a major highway.

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3 Comments on “Black-Crowned Night Heron”

  1. Forest So Green says:

    Wonderful photos. It is nice to get a glimpse of these birds.

  2. artsofmay says:

    Thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoy the photos.

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