Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) (1)
– Reported Jul 11, 2016 07:20 by Iain Rayner
– Ptbo – Water St., Peterborough, Ontario
– Comments: “Adult perched on snag overhanging river near W end of London St. footbridge. Quite far from my vantage point but with binos I could clearly make out squat shape, pale grey sides/front and black back. 4th year in a row BCNH has showed up at this location at this time of year.”

Black-crowned Night-Heron (American) (Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli) (1)
– Reported Jul 11, 2016 08:35 by Luke Berg
– Peterborough-Quaker Park – West side of London Street Footbridge, Peterborough, Ontario
– Media: 2 Photos
– Comments: “Continuing adult found this morning by Iain Rayner. Originally it was very hard to see as it foraged in the dense vegetation around the west end of the bridge but it flew up onto an exposed perch about 50 north of the bridge on the West Bank of the river, giving excellent views. It was still there when I left but it may return to the shoreline to feed.”

Black-crowned Night-Heron - Wikimedia

Black-crowned Night-Heron – Wikimedia

Black-crowned Night Heron - Drew Monkman

Black-crowned Night Heron – Drew Monkman

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.