Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Goleta Beach County Park

Ryan Seppala

This afternoon I found (or re-found) a young Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in the slough at Goleta Beach County Park. It was mixed in with a number of Black-crowned Night-Herons near the following coordinates: (34.417704, -119.830896). It can be viewed from the bridge that runs over the creek at the park entrance, but a better idea would be to walk over the bridge towards Sandspit Road and then take the bike path east for a short ways. The last time one was reported here was just over a month ago, so it's uncertain whether this bird is a new individual or the same as before.

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