Black-crowned Night-Herons

Last week my daughter came to visit.  We spent several hours birding up in Hansford County at Palo Duro Reservoir.  We had a pretty successful outing and enjoyed each other’s companywhile walking and driving around the lake and the campground below the dam.  The best sighting of the day was a group of 12 Black-Crowned Night-Herons in a stand of dead trees.  I had seen BCNHs four or five times in the two years I’ve been birding; each time a single bird in a playa lake near Panhandle in Carson County and a single bird here at Palo Duro last time I was here.  Seeing this many together was pretty cool and, as a bonus, there were juveniles in the group.

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