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Photo of the Day ~ Birds Category ~ August 11, 2009

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Juvenile Yellow Crowned Night Heron
by Maureen Theriot (Maureen Theriot) 
Nikon D-300
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
This juvenile yellow crowned night heron's parents built their nest over my driveway. He has decided that my pool is his favorite hangout.

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Linn Smith commented on August 11, 2009 10:05:
A rare and unusual look at this young yellow crowned night heron...how lucky for you! A beautiful capture of its wing display with excellent details! Big congratulations on your win today!
Linda Cline commented on August 11, 2009 12:06:
Ohh, lucky you! Great capture of this young bird. Big congrats on your win today!
Maureen Theriot commented on August 11, 2009 14:03:
Thanks. The little fellow and a sibling were born and reared in an oak tree that hangs over my driveway. They have since begun hanging around my pool and actually wading on the top step. It's been fun watching them; the only downside is cleaning up behind them.
Robin-Lee Vieira commented on August 11, 2009 18:01:
Excellent feather detail and a wonderful find! Nicely done Maureen, congrats!
Dick Vance commented on August 11, 2009 18:14:
How neat to have the nest so near your parents. Very nice capture and Congratulations!

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