nycticorax (night raven) nycticorax (ditto)
Monday, July 30, 1979 — 2:00 pm
Barrington, Illinois — Crabtree Nature Center
I spotted this bird from the blind on Bulrush Pond. It was on the other side of the pond roosting in a dead tree at the water’s edge, approximately three feet above the surface. It sat motionless for the entire 30 minutes that I watched. I came back about an hour later and it was still there in the same position.