[Photo by @nitenateperry]
The black crowned night heron that captivated audiences around Tompkins Square Park just about this time last year ... is back!
Several readers tonight reported seeing the heron hanging out in the Park near the entrance on Avenue A and St. Mark's Place...
[Photo by Jose Garcia]
Here's more about the heron via the National Audubon Society:
Seen by day, these chunky [ed note: husky?] herons seem dull and lethargic, with groups sitting hunched and motionless in trees near water. They become more active at dusk, flying out to foraging sites, calling "wok" as they pass high overhead in the darkness. Some studies suggest that they feed at night because they are dominated by other herons and egrets by day.
The Park has been proven to be a good foraging ground... as seen here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The night heron apparently comes out at night in Tompkins Square Park
Elusive night heron becoming less elusive