Yesterday I posted a photo of a Great Blue Heron Doing Morning Stretches and today I wanted to show you a Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron doing a stretching routine before it began the hard work of catching crayfish. On yesterdays photo I was just kidding around because the Great Blue Heron wasn’t really doing a toe touch. On today’s photo, I’m not kidding. This Heron is stretching.
Yellow-crowned Night Heron Facts And Camera Settings
Extensive stretching helps provide space between each feather so the entire feather can be stroked and groomed. Stretching or fluffing also helps birds align all their feathers after a section has been preened.