Least Tern (Maybe), Chinatown, Oakland

Crane or Heron, Oakland

Originally uploaded by Thomas Roche

Spotted this bird sitting on a dumpster in Oakland, and liked the looks of it. We were on our way to dinner, but that’s not what I mean. Pony Girl says this kind of bird tends to gather in the park near our place in West Oakland. She took a picture when she first saw one; she called the Golden Gate Audubon Association and they said based on her photo it was a Least Tern.

It does not look like a Least Tern to me, but WTF do I know. I still think it looks cool, and I like the dumpster in particular.

Update: docbrite informs me that this is definitely a Black Crowned Night Heron.


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