Black crowned night heron. ....These birds stand still at the water's edge and wait to ambush prey, mainly at night or early morning. They primarily eat small fish, crustaceans, frogs, aquatic insects, small mammals, and small birds. During the day they rest in trees or bushes. N. n. hoactli is more gregarious outside the breeding season than the nominate race.
Maine Wildlife Park Sketches 3 by babbletrish.deviantart.com on @deviantART - Pencils and watercolors in a Pentalic Nature Sketch Book. Went to the Maine Wildlife Park yet again and concentrated on sketching the birds of prey this visit. My favorite sketches are these ones of the singing Raven and two improbably endearing Turkey Vultures.