Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Elusive night heron becoming less elusive
We've heard about several recent sightings of the (formerly elusive) night heron in Tompkins Square Park of late… EVG regular Grant Shaffer took this photo last night, adding "it gobbled down a rat right in front of us — amazing!"
Or perhaps there is more than one night heron in the Park???
Anyway, the consensus among non-bird experts is that this is a yellow-crowned night heron … or a black-crowned night heron.
Whatever… it's crowned … it's a heron … and it has been eating rats in Tompkins Square Park.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The night heron apparently comes out at night in Tompkins Square Park