Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin July 10, 2014

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron fishing, feeding and resting at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Photographs were taken on July 10, 2014. It has been a real treat to view and photograph this rare visitor whose normal range is the southeastern US.

Resting

Resting

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Binomial name: Nyctanassa violacea

Category: Bitterns, Herons, and Allies

Size: 24” long, 42” wing span

Weight: 1.5 Lb.

Hunting

Fishing

Fishing and hears  something its right side.

Fishing and hears something its left side.

Catching the crayfish!

Catching the crayfish!

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

And down it goes!

Fishing with the reflection of a Ring-billed Gull in the water.

Fishing with the reflection of a Ring-billed Gull in the water.

Resting

Resting

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Killing the crayfish after another catch!

Killing the crayfish after another catch!

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Killing the crayfish

Hunting

Fishing

Hunting

Fishing

Back view

Back view

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Hunting

Hunting