Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

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Lake Elkhorn March 28, 2012
Photo by Harry Fink

Note that its legs are yellow.
If it were ready to breed, its legs would be pink.

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Lake Elkhorn March 27, 2014
Photo by Joe Hanfman

Lake Elkhorn June 30, 2007
Photo by June Tveekrem

Practice, practice, practice...

Tasty little morsel... *
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Well, I wasn't hungry anyway...
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Wilde Lake June 5, 2011 Photos by Richard Orr

* Red-eared Slider

Meadowbrook Park July 29, 2014
Photo by Bonnie Ott

Meadowbrook Oct 3, 2014
Photo by Bonnie Ott

Also see video taken by Kurt Schwarz at Lake Elkhorn June 5, 2011

And the nesting attempt on Lake Elkhorn in May, 2012