Rita - What is this bird?

by Rita
(Long Island, NY)

These birds hatched in an oak tree in our front yard. They are quite large, about 18 inches and about 2 weeks old. Any idea what they are?

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Apr 20, 2017
We saw the same bird
by: Michelle

My husband and I saw the same bird last year in our neighborhood in Oceanside. The other day I saw 2 of them in an oak tree next to a nest. I'm hoping there are eggs in that nest!!!

Oct 02, 2011
Rita's Bird
by: Judy-Seattle

Rita, I believe it is a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron. My bird book says they hunt by night but are seen feeding by day.

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