At the North Pond, I’ve seen great-blue herons, green herons, bitterns, cormorants, and black-crowned night herons, both adult and juvenile, as well as all kinds of geese, ducks, gulls, and other water birds, to the point where I supposed there was nothing new to see.
On a recent afternoon, though, I happened to see an unfamiliar bird wading along the west shore of the pond under a tree. More
I enjoyed seeing this sleeping heron while at the North Pond in Lincoln Park the other day. Its eyes are bright red, which is how I know it was catching forty winks.