The Celery Farm's Bird of the Summer
August 31, 2017
For the better part of the summer, a Back-crowned Night Heron has been hanging out on the edge of Lake Appert by the Norman Bench, not that far from the Warden's Watch.
It sits on a branch for hours on end and doesn't seem to mind humans -- which has made him a real crowd-pleaser.
Gotta love those red eyes! Not scary at all, unlike an American Coot's. (Just sayin'.)
The Black-crowned Night Heron is also a threatened species in New Jersey. Good thing there are places like the Celery Farm for him to call home in the summer.
Johanna & Tom Archer took these photos of our neighbor. (Thanks, Johanna and Tom!)
More on Black-crowned Night Herons here.