Black-crowned Night Heron Juvenile – Gallery and Video – Spring 2014

A Black-crowned Night Heron adult and its juvenile offspring were spotted along the south shoreline of Alameda Point during May and June of this year.  The juvenile was seen foraging for food on the shoreline, as well as using the old dock for a resting area.  Use of the old dock by a wide variety of birds, as well as a family of harbor seals, illustrates the habitat value of the waterfront and the wisdom of providing a new wildlife water platform when the Water Emergency Transit Authority removes the old dock for their new maintenance facility this year.

Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile and left and adult on right.  Perched on remnants of old Navy recreational dock in Alameda Point's Inner Harbor on south side.
Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile and left and adult on right. Perched on remnants of old Navy recreational dock in Alameda Point’s Inner Harbor on south side.
Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile foraging on Alameda Point shoreline.
Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile foraging on Alameda Point shoreline.

Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile Alameda Point

Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile June 2014

Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile close-up

Black-crowned Nigh Heron juvenile hanging out on dock with other wildlife.
Black-crowned Nigh Heron juvenile hanging out on dock with other wildlife.
Shoreline area where Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile and adult were viewed next to old dock at blue arrow.
Shoreline area where Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile and adult were viewed next to old dock at blue arrow.  Part of old dock in image has sunk.