Heron of the night

A crowd gathered at Swan Lake on Sept. 7 to glimpse this bird, a juvenile yellow-crowned night heron. The bird is rarely seen in this part of the world, and it is only the third one on site that has been recorded. Thanks to AD's Peter Kasper for the information. Photo: Gordon Garcia, Bartlett, Illinois

A crowd gathered at Swan Lake on Sept. 7 to glimpse this bird, a juvenile yellow-crowned night heron. The bird is rarely seen in this part of the world, and it is only the third one on site that has been recorded. Thanks to AD’s Peter Kasper for the information. Photo: Gordon Garcia, Bartlett, Illinois