I see this heron sometimes in an ocean inlet standing among the reeds. Here I've pictured it in a marsh. It has a long neck, but usually keeps it tucked down as in this painting, and stands still for hours until dusk. Then it takes off in flight to feed at dusk. I guess that's why it's called a night heron. The Black Crowned Night Heron is found all along the eastern seaboard from Canada to South America and also inland wherever there are marshes.
- This painting has been sold.