Dana Point, CA, USA
This Yellow-crowned night heron is a gorgeous graceful bird, they are more solitary than the Black-crowned night heron and often more secretive, this species is quite common in some parts of the southeast, especially in coastal regions. It often feeds during the day as well as at night. Its stout bill is probably an adaptation for eating hard-shelled crustaceans. In some areas it is called “crab-eater”.
We had to wait an hour to take this amazing shot 🙂