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.