The Yellow-Crowned Night Heron: Waiting for the Missus

The Night Heron Chronicles (S2, E1) The "West Nest" Opens for the Season It's interesting to observe nature's seasonality here in Florida.  A month or two after the osprey are settled in their nests, we can expect the arrival of the colorful and entertaining yellow-crowned night herons.  Last year, we had two active nests on …

The Night Heron Chronicles: One of the Chicks Takes Flight!

This is the second installment of my new series entitled The Night Heron Chronicles.  These posts follow the exploits of our two resident families of Yellow-Crowned Night Herons, as the adults work to fledge this season's chicks.  In the first post, I christened the two nests as the East Nest and West Nest, based on …