Night herons have big googly eyes


I surprised this bird on the path to the Indian River Lagoon at Chastain Beach this morning. I think it’s a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron.

img_4898-2 Learn to Identify and Differentiate Night-Herons

Don’t panic: There are only two.

Night heron getting its stalk on.


It caught a crab!


And ate it whole!




After I took pictures and the bird stalked off into the woods, I got my dog Radar out of the car to swim in the calm lagoon waters. We had a nice walk and ball-throw on the ocean beach, but it was too rough to safely swim. And it just wouldn’t be our typical morning routine if I didn’t bring him home sandy and soaking wet. Must do something about my car today!


Pelicans are such a combination of noble and goofy.

1 thought on “Night herons have big googly eyes

  1. Pingback: Lazybirding June | Amy's Birds

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s