Photography of Birds – Set # 44

Set # 44

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Extremely successful at living in human-altered areas, Canada geese have proven able to establish breeding colonies in urban and cultivated areas, which provide food and few natural predators. The success of this common park species has led to its often being considered a pest species because of its depredation of crops and its noise, droppings, aggressive territorial behavior towards both humans and other animals, and its habit of begging for food (caused by human hand feeding).

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

The yellow-crowned night heron looks for shallow water to live in: marshes, wooded swamps, and lakeshores for inland populations, and thickets, mangroves and cliff-bound coasts for coastal populations. It can also be found in areas that don’t always have enough water, but that gets flooded on a regular basis. Its habitat is closely linked to that of the crustaceans that make for most of its diet, and it tolerates freshwater, brackish water, and saltwater.
Another important habitat factor is nesting sites. The yellow-crowned night heron needs bushes or trees to build nests, although it will use rock ledges where vegetation is unavailable (for example, on cliffs).

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

10 thoughts on “Photography of Birds – Set # 44

  1. I like the new look of your post. I have never seen a yellow-crowned night Heron, like a cross between the Great Blue and the black-capped or crowned. I finally had a shot at a pair of distant Geese in the valley, though they are doing fly-overs in the neighbourhood and honking from the roof-tops of apartment buildings.

  2. I don’t know much about birds but in 2012 I found a yellow-crowned night heron in a wooded area near a stream in my neighborhood. A book about the birds of Texas provided the identification. Austin turns out to be near the western fringe of the bird’s range.

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