I took a walk along Creek Rd. from the town shed to the old Three Mile
Bridge landing this evening, and on my way back two Night-herons
flushed from the outlet of a ditch into the creek. The sound as you
said was Black-crowned and as I saw them silhouetted in flight, the
feet did not completely extend past the tail, so I am certain that
they were Black-crowned. A very neat find, though. It's the first time
I've seen one in Middlebury.
Another neat thing I saw while I was out there was one quick glimpse
across the above the tree-line of what looked like a Common Nighthawk.
I might have to spend some time over on South St. tomorrow to try to
On Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:56:57 +0000, "Peterson, Bruce B."
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There are several run-off ponds in Middlebury between the town shed on
Creek Road and Middle Road. There is at least one juvenile night heron
hanging out there. I have seen it fly from one pond to another and
hide in the cattails. The voice is pure Black-crowned (although I
haven’t heard enough yellow-crowns to be comfortable with the voice
difference). My best view was last evening, and the bird appeared very
dark on the back with a longish leg projection — possibly
yellow-crown but we’ll need a better view. Help! Bruce Peterson