Mission Black Crowned Night-Herons

Posted: January 27th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Birding, Nature in the Mission | Tags: , | Comments Off on Mission Black Crowned Night-Herons

Skyler Mendoza

Black Crowned Night-Herons perching in the Mission. How crazy is that? Mission lake is long gone, but these water birds instinctively fly back here to roost.

Black Crowned Night-Heron poop

First heard about these Mission Night Herons from Candy on the SF bird yahoo group. I didn’t believe it. But, sure enough, when I walked up Dolores St. on the East Side b/w 16th and 17th I couldn’t miss the poop. Herons are a rather large bird so their poop is pretty big too. With this much rain poop will wash away quickly, but if you see it, that means Skyler is still here chillin’.

Notre Dame Plaza

The plaza is right across the street from Mission Dolores. Skyler is in that tree there.

Skyler Mendoza chillin’.

You might not even notice Skyler if you weren’t looking.

Skyler Mendoza

Skyler, don’t know how long you will stay, but we’re glad you’re here. You’re welcome anytime. Please come again.

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