Black-crowned Night Heron   (immature)

This species may be found year round in most marsh and wetland habitats within the Upper Klamath Basin watershed.  They perch in trees or in bulrush/cattail stands along the shore of lakes, streams and marshes.  

Other Habitats: Seasonal and shallow marshes; Permanent marshes and deep wetlands.

Dave Menke,  Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, Siskiyou Co., Ca. Photo Blind 6