Close Encounter with a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

A magnificent bird poses for a special photo

John Dean
Dean’s List
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2 min readJan 4, 2021

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Photo by John Dean

One benefit of kayaking in southwest Florida is the opportunity to see a variety of birds. On a good day, you are likely to see Osprey, Egrets, Blue Herons, Ibises, and an occasional Eagle. Beneath you and your kayak, there may be a manatee or even a dolphin. Smaller fish also regularly jump out of the…

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John Dean
Dean’s List

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