Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Andros Island The Bahamas- 4am

By William Dalton, Andros Island The Bahamas

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William says:
“Seconds after I took this pic a 5 foot lemon shark passed just under this Yellow-crowned night heron!”
We don’t often think about the life that goes on around us at 4am, especially the wildlife that only comes out at night to forrage.
In the last few months when I have been awake at 4am I have spotted a couple of foxes. One was hurrying along the city centre streets, and the other was outside my house. It was lying on the pavement under my bedroom window. At first I thought it may have been injured as it’s so unusual to see a fox at rest. I was as quiet as I could be, not wanting to scare or disturb it. I slowly, very slowly, reached for my camera and pulled back the curtains very gently – but I wasn’t quiet enough. The fox suddenly looked up at me and made a dash into the undergrowth. Even though I didn’t get a picture, it was a wonderful experience to be able to ‘spy’ on the fox even just for a little while. I wonder how successful a 4am fox watch would be?
If you haven’t got a flickr account, and don’t want to open one, you can now email your 4am pictures taken on 4th April into the 4am Project. Please remember to include your name, and the town/city and country where your photo was submitted. Please send files no bigger than 150KB. The email address is: 4amproject(@) :)
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  1. Thank you Andy. It’s a lovely bird. I like the neon blue of it’s eyes :)

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