Black-crowned Night Heron Juvi, a photo by PJBee on Flickr Great Egrets and Night Herons have been roosting of late in the trees surround a pond by our home.
This morning there were five egrets and a couple of herons but by the time I made it back out to sketch them the egrets were gone.
This juvi paid me no mind and posed beautifully. I should have had my scope as peering through bins then looking down to the paper was a bit challenging. You can lock a scope to one spot. I had to search for the bird each time I held the bins up :) Ah, but it's all part of the joy of sketching plein air!