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548150047v a wild green heron butorides virescens studies one of its large feet while perched on a dead log on a private ranch in the lower rio grande valley of south texas

548150047v a wild green heron butorides virescens studies one of its large feet while perched on a dead log on a private ranch in the lower rio grande valley of south texas

The 'Yellow-crowned Night Heron' (Nyctanassa violacea, formerly placed in the genus Nycticorax), also called the American Night Heron or squawk, is a fairly small heron. It is found throughout a large part of the Americas, especially (but not exclusively) in warmer coastal regions; an example occurrence is the Petenes mangroves of the Yucatan.

The 'Yellow-crowned Night Heron' (Nyctanassa violacea, formerly placed in the genus Nycticorax), also called the American Night Heron or squawk, is a fairly small heron. It is found throughout a large part of the Americas, especially (but not exclusively) in warmer coastal regions; an example occurrence is the Petenes mangroves of the Yucatan.

Common Nighthawk, Chimney Swift, and Bank Swallow are three very different bird species, but they all eat flying insects—and they’re all declining rapidly. CommonNighthawk shown here.

Common Nighthawk, Chimney Swift, and Bank Swallow are three very different bird species, but they all eat flying insects—and they’re all declining rapidly. CommonNighthawk shown here.

Long-tailed jaeger(Stercorarius longicaudus). Of the three jaeger species, the Long-tail is the smallest and the one that migrates farthest offshore; south of the Arctic, it seldom comes within sight of land.

Long-tailed jaeger(Stercorarius longicaudus). Of the three jaeger species, the Long-tail is the smallest and the one that migrates farthest offshore; south of the Arctic, it seldom comes within sight of land.

**Killdeer(Charadrius vociferus). Kildeer will feign injury as to steer predators(including humans) away from their nest and young. ~ ♥♥

**Killdeer(Charadrius vociferus). Kildeer will feign injury as to steer predators(including humans) away from their nest and young. ~ ♥♥

Nature doesn't skimp on color. White-faced ibis, Bear River #Refuge, UT Credit: Leslie Scopes Anderson/NWRA

Nature doesn't skimp on color. White-faced ibis, Bear River #Refuge, UT Credit: Leslie Scopes Anderson/NWRA

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