YCNH in Carp Reserve

Rob Denholtz

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, Monday morning, August 10 2020

Another Yellow-crowned Night Heron joined the one I saw yesterday at the white bridge over Santa Monica Creek. This second bird is a spotted juvenile. The first one was also a first year bird but was well on its way to adult plumage.

Also had a first-year Green Heron from the Franklin Creek footbridge. I hesitate to say that this species is now ‘regular’ but it has been pretty reliable over the past 6 weeks or so.

Rob Denholtz

Rob Denholtz