results the Mating Ritual

two night herons mating
Following the mating ritual these two black crowned night herons mated. This photograph was taken at the 9th Street rookery, Santa Rosa, California

Mating Ritual

two night herons performing mating rituals
Two black crown night herons perform mating rituals that include touching beaks, and extending necks, and fluffing neck feathers. This photo was taken at the W. 9th Street rookery, Santa Rosa, California.

“I Want More Food!”

baby bird grabbing beak of its parent.
One of the hatchlings has grabbed its parent’s beak and seems to be demanding more food. The other parent is ready to fly away to leave the demanding baby to her mate. Photographed at the W. 9th Street rookery, Santa Rosa, California.

Conflict, Welcome or I want your attention?

two birds
By watching cow egrets and other bird behaviors, it appears that these two may be paired and one is greeting the other after returning. Although, it does appear that one is ignoring the other.

Long Neck

Night heron extending its neck.
We normally don’t see night herons extending their necks. This one makes me realize that this species of herons do have long necks. Taken at the W. 9th St. rookery, Santa Rosa, California. To know more about the habits of this bird go to the Audubon website, https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/black-crowned-night-heron

Nest Building

Snowy Egret flying with a stick in its beak.
Another in a series of egrets building their nests at the W. 9th St. rookery in Santa Rosa, California

Nesting White Heron Ready to Take Flight

Great White Heron getting ready to fly.
This is one of the many herons and egrets that are nesting at the W. 9th St. rookery in Santa Rosa, California.

Nesting Time

flying bird with stick
This snowy egret picked up this rather large stick and is flying it to its nest.

Testing It’s Wings

Young Great Egret Testing Its Wings for Flight West 9th St. Rookery, Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. May 15, 2017

Young Great Egret Testing Its Wings for Flight – West 9th St. Rookery, Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. May 15, 2017

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Oh! It’s Just Too Hard to Climb that Tree

The Same Black Crowed Night Heron Chick Seem to Give Up in Trying to Return to the Nest After Falling Out of the Tree. W. 9th St. Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A.

The Same Black Crowed Night Heron Chick Seem to Give Up in Trying to Return to the Nest After Falling Out of the Tree. W. 9th St. Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A.

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Trying to Return to the Nest

The Same Black Crowed Night Heron Chick Tries to Return to the Nest After Falling Out of the Tree. W. 9th St. Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. April 28, 20

The Same Black Crowed Night Heron Chick Tries to Fly Up to Its Nest After Falling Out of the Tree. It Is Too Young to Fly. W. 9th St. – Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. April 28, 2017 

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Mother and Child

Cow Egrets W. 9th St. Rookery Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. April 14, 2017

Cow Egrets W. 9th St. Rookery Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. April 14, 2017

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Watchful

Snowy Egret During Mating Season W. 9th St. Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 30, 20

Immature Black Capped Night Heron W. 9th St. Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 30, 20

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Flyby

Western Blue Bird Flies By a Nesting Box Laguna de Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, CA, U.S.A. April 8, 2017

Western Blue Bird Flies By a Nesting Box Laguna de Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, CA, U.S.A. April 8, 2017

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Fighting

Two Western Blue Birds Fighting Over Who Will Nest in This Box LaGuna de Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, CA, U.S.A. April 8, 2017

Two Western Blue Birds Fighting Over Who Will Nest in This Box – LaGuna de Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, CA, U.S.A. April 8, 2017

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A Bad Hair Day

Snowy Egret During Mating Season W. 9th St. Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 30, 2017

Snowy Egret During Mating Season – W. 9th St. Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 30, 2017

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Fly By

A Night Heron Flies By a Snowy Egret on Its Way to Deliver Nest Material. W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 23, 2017

A Night Heron Flies By a Snowy Egret on Its Way to Deliver Nest Material. W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 23, 2017

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Curious?

Great Egret W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 22, 2017

Great Egret W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 22, 2017

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Nesting

Great Egret Carrying a Branch for Making a Nest W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 23, 2017

Great Egret Carrying a Branch for Making a Nest  – W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. – March 23, 2017

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Making a Nest

Great Egret Carrying a Stick for Making a Nest W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 22, 2017

Great Egret Carrying a Stick for Making a Nest – W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 22, 2017

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