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Nest away from water floats this yellow-crowned night-heron pair’s boat

My hometown, Cheverly, MD, is typical of many older Washington, DC, suburbs. There are plenty of mature trees, with small houses on modest-size lots. It’s a great community with friendly neighbors, three churches, two schools and a busy community center.

Unlike most suburbs, though, the neighborhood includes a pair of nesting yellow-crowned night-herons.

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