Adult black-crowned night heron
Another response to the last edition of the WordPress photo challenge with a theme of ‘All time favorites.’
I’ve run photos of black-crowned night herons a few times before, notably here and here. Both those posts could qualify as favorites, but they showed juvenile herons and one feature of the juveniles is that they don’t have a black crown.
These photos are of an adult bird and make it fairly obvious why they have their name. Another feature of this breeding adult is the long white head plume. And finally, all I can say about the photo at bottom right is, “I love what you’ve done with your hair.”