Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron Catching Fish at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on August 14, 2016

I checked out Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County this morning to see what was happening. Surprisingly the park seems to always have something happening with birds. There have been a couple of juvenile Black-crowned Night-Herons hanging around. Today when I was present one of the Black-crowned Night-Herons gave nice views fishing and catching some fish too. When I was present one ate 3 fish, 2 larger bullheads and 1 smaller minnow size. Another juvenile sat up in a tree farther away and rested while I was there. It was a beautiful morning out with mild temps and mostly sunny skies. Images were taken on August 14, 2016.

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Black-crowned Night-Heron

Binomial name: Nycticorax nycticorax

Category: Bitterns, Herons, and Allies

Size: 25” long, 44” wing span

Weight: 1.9 lb

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Fishing

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Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

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Catches 1st Bullhead and moves onto shore

Works on the Bullhead to kill it

Works on killing the Bullhead

Lays it on the shore then stabs it

Lays it on the shore then stabs it

Still working on killing the Bullhead

Still working on killing the Bullhead

Ready to swallow this fish

Ready to swallow this fish

Swallowed the fish but did not change positions, but you can see the neck size has increased

Swallowed the fish but did not change positions, but you can see the neck size has increased

Leaf in mouth

Leaf in mouth

Eats the minnow size fish

Eats the minnow size fish

Catches Bullhead #2

Catches Bullhead #2

Stilling killing Bullhead #2

Still killing Bullhead #2

Fishing off shore...

Fishing off shore…

Serious fishing off the log

Serious fishing off the log

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More fishing...

More fishing…

Another big catch!

Next is the big catch!

Hanging out

Hanging out

Preening

Preening

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

3 Responses to Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron Catching Fish at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on August 14, 2016

  1. Edward Means says:

    Nice Pics

  2. Nancy Nabak says:

    Man alive! You get them all! : ) Cool!

  3. Gerald Haiar says:

    Amazing how herons get down fish that are “too big”. They have to fool around a while though, then down it goes.

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