This yellow-crowned night heron stands along the shore of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River at Veterans Park, searching for something to eat. Like its larger cousin, the black-crowned night heron, it is named for its habit of feeding between the evening hours and early mornings. A solitary, and often secretive, bird, the yellow-crowned night heron is still quite common in parts of the southeastern United States. Considered by some a sign of good fortune, the presence of herons indicates great fishing opportunities.
Sept. 5, 2023