I dropped my stuff off at the Oakland Farmer’s Market, parked the truck and went over to Peet’s for a cinnamon roll. As I was walking back to my booth site I spotted this bird sitting on an old hamburger sign. A-ha! I thought. Certainly that’s an immature Black Crown Night Heron!
Of course I didn’t think that. I couldn’t even find it in my birding book. Had to go to Barbara for the ID.
Photo: Black Crown Night Heron—Alameda County, 2009