I went out to the Lighthouse this morning in the hopes of finding some migrants but it was too early apparently - a front is supposed to pass through this area a bit later today, so I will have to return. In the meantime - a visit to the Indigo Trail at Ding Darling seemed to be a good alternative. A pair of Yellow-crowned Night Heron was observed from the education platform, take a look....
|I saw this pair with Elaine a couple of weeks ago and again this morning.|
|It was at the same location and we both recalled how we noticed that one of the Heron has yellow/brownish legs and wondered about it....shouldn't both Heron have the bright red legs during mating season?|
|They continue to add sticks to the nest but we are not seeing any eggs yet.|
|Either way you look at it - they are beautifully stunning birds and a joy to watch.|
It's always fun to visit Ding Darling - worth the trip. And who knows, you may even get to see one of those Mangrove Crabs along the way.