Spotted in Phoenix AZ

by Steve K
(Gaithersburg, Md)

Curious as to what this bird is. I originally thought that the hair coming out the back of it's head was fishing line or some other debris, but viewing various angles it appears it's part of his/her natural appearance.

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Jun 16, 2016
Thanks! NEW
by: SteveK

Thanks Judy! I hadn't heard of it before, and was surprised to find that it is typically a marsh area bird. Of course this was at a resort hotel with lots of water around, but it was in Phoenix...so this guy had to do some serious traveling through the desert to get there!

I mean really...what was he thinking???

Jun 13, 2016
Phoenix Bird NEW
by: Judy-Seattle

Hi Steve! Those are really great photos of a beautiful bird. I had to look this one up. It's a male Black-crowned Night-heron.

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