Wednesday, May 9, 2012

White-faced Heron

This post is for World Bird Wednesday.

The light was beautiful down at the bay the other morning.  This photo was taken very close to where the last photo in the previous post was taken - but in such different light.

I saw a total of 4 Little Egrets...

...but didn't manage to get close to any of them.

I was almost back to the parking place again when I saw another bird standing very still in the water.

It flew off also but perched up in a tree close by and I could see it was a White-faced heron (Ardea novaehollandiae).
 


29 comments:

  1. You're right beautiful lighting, and the heron close ups are great. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. That heron is gorgeous! I've never seen one before. Beautiful scenery, Mick!

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  3. i like the heron that looks like it's actually sitting in the water. but that white-faced is really neat looking!

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  4. Mick - I dont know if your intention was to start at long distance and bring the birds closer wqith each image? but it works very very well

    Love it

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  5. A beautiful Heron to see Mick... Stunning images.

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  6. nice looking heron. One I have not seen before. Thanks for sharing it. :)
    BTW, I did see some more waders. :)

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  7. Great birds and photos. It is neat seeing new birds on your blog. I never knew there was a white face heron. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. The white faced heron is a new one on me. Beautiful, and yes, the lighting was perfect :)

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  9. What a beauty the white-faced is! I do love the lighting in that first shot of the bay. What a pleasant way to start the day.

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  10. Very pretty bird -- glad it stopped to pose for you. :)

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  11. Beautiful photos of the white faced heron! Love 'em!

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  12. Wonderful shots. The close up shots are too good.

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  13. I've never seen a white-faced heron before...and wonderful shots as usual.Thanks for sharing.

    Shantana

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  14. Beautiful light and wonderful reflections too.

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  15. Very beautiful pictures!
    The first is so soothing, a pleasure.
    Beautiful birds.
    Thanks for sharing

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  16. great photo of the heron, would love to see one of that variety

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  17. Lovely heron shots Mick. Don't you love it when herons and egrets go into deep water to their shoulders?

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  18. Such beautiful vistas! So much room to breathe!

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  19. Wonderful shots, Mick. Those last 2 are brilliant!! Lovely lighting.

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  20. talk about saving the best for last, WoW, that heron is gorgeous, gorgeous!!

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  21. Hi there - nice pictures. Always have had a soft spot for herons - used to see them a lot when I fished as a kid.

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  22. Amazing! Lovely...all the photos. Bshell

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  23. What a pretty heron -- different from "ours." I love the water and reflections -- this is my kind of place. Thanks Mick.

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  24. Awesome shots of the White-faced Heron Mick! A bird I did not know until now. What a beauty!

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  25. Love the egrets in flight, and especially the last heron shot--fantastic!

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  26. Beautiful images. There is such an interesting variety of herons and egrets around the world.

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