Recent Visit to Jenney pond

Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Great Egret

We had an exciting morning at Jenney Pond, Plymouth, Massachusetts. There were 3 species of large wading birds: 3 great egrets, one great blue heron, and multiple black-crowned night Herons. In this image, if you look closely, there are 3 black-crowned night herons around the great blue heron. I was able to obtain different photos of the activities of these birds.

Black-crowned Night Heron
1st Yr Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron and Great Blue Heron Preening
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron, Great Blue Heron, and a Great egret

A red-tailed hawk bombed the great egret twice. I observed the action but did capture the flight of the hawk.

Red-tailed Hawk in flight

A Cooper’s Hawk came down and sat on one of the old branches stuck in the water and watched the activity.

Cooper’s Hawk

Also, wood ducks swim in front of the birds on the shore.

Wood ducks swimming in front of Great Egret

This is the most-quantity of large waiting birds that I have seen at the pond.

As a side note; At Manomet Point, we located a 1st. year Yellow-crowned Night Heron

1st yr. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron searching for food in the rockweed