The Yellow Crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)

Photo by: Denis Muys Sometimes when you are walking around in certain natural areas you might find an unexpected surprise, just like the surprise Denis Muys encountered when visiting the area of Boka Tabla on the rugged north shore of the island of Curacao. Perfectly camouflaged in its surroundings this juvenile Yellow Crowned Night Heron was taking a much needed nap after what was presumably an eventful night of finding food. Although these animals tend to stay in the neighborhood […] Read more »

Getting rid of the pellet

While fiddling with the settings on a new camera, which was pointed at a Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) as the unsuspecting actor, I accidentally recorded this shot. Because I was not ‘officially’ recording, I did not pay any attention to the viewfinder. Only later, while sifting through the shots of that day, did I notice the amazing behaviour. Having followed the movements of a pair of Barn Owls (Tyto alba) in the past, I am familiar with their daily […] Read more »