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:

Gary said...

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

heyBJK said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

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

Dave said...

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

Andrew said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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.

Tammy said...

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

Kathie Brown said...

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.

Nancy said...

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

missing moments said...

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

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. The close up shots are too good.

NatureStop said...

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

Shantana

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful light and wonderful reflections too.

A wondering star said...

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

Crafty Gardener said...

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

Arija said...

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

bailey-road.com said...

What a lovely series this is!

Hilke Breder said...

Such beautiful vistas! So much room to breathe!

Liz said...

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

Modesto Viegas said...

Goos heron shots!

Debbie said...

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

Stewart M said...

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

BlueShell said...

Amazing! Lovely...all the photos. Bshell

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

Larry said...

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

Connie Smiley said...

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

NewMexiKen said...

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

EG CameraGirl said...

Love those heron closeups!