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Centerbrook's Graphic Designer and manager of the Centerbrook website and blog.

Herons Captured by “Dam Cam”

Not to be upstaged by our resident American Egret, two new visitors have been hanging around this summer by our fishing hole.  These two elegant wading birds – a mother and an immature Black-crowned Night Heron – are shown below perched in trees overlooking the Centerbrook dam.  The photo above is the young one atop the dam.  This species, along with other herons, Canada Geese, Kingfishers etc., ply the Falls River at various times of the year.  In the clip below, you will see the mother staring pointedly at her offspring, probably because it is too close to an architect.  Then she will usher her young one up river in dramatic fashion.