I have been photographing several Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I decided to try and show a few of these birds catching and eating crayfish with videos.
The first video I want to share is of a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron catching and eating a crayfish. This bird didn't seem to mind I was around and got close and I was able to get lots of photos and videos.
It takes about three years for Yellow-crowned Night-Herons to acquire the full physical appearance of adults. What surprised me was that this juvenile was very territorial and would chase the other adult's ways from its area. I read that these birds become very aggressive if another individual approaches when foraging, but will tolerate a safe distance of about ten yards.