What is it? A Striated Heron!

15 Mar
A Striated Heron on the Shore

A Striated Heron on the Shore

Just a few days ago, an uncommon visitor graced our river baths.

We were puzzled at first. In the distance it looked a little like a Kiwi. But of course it wasn’t.

It was in fact a Striated Heron.

It turned up again the next day, but I haven’t seen it since. And I’m not surprised, since as a regular visitor to the are I have seen it very rarely.

It’s a wary bird that crouches as it stalks its meal of crabs. And believe me there are plenty of very small ones on the mudflats and sand-coated areas within the baths.

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6 Responses to “What is it? A Striated Heron!”

  1. davidprosser March 15, 2014 at 5:36 am #

    It looks like he’s checking the road for someone he’s meeting who is running late.Maybe he’s been stood up?
    xxx Hugs Galore xxx

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp March 16, 2014 at 3:08 am #

      Ha ha!
      Well, the interesting thing is that I’ve never seen a pair of these. It’s always one on its own!
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  2. joshi daniel March 15, 2014 at 5:55 am #

    looks cool against the background 🙂

  3. Uncle Tree March 15, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    Looks like he’s having a moment of indecision,
    unless he’s pondering over his incomprehensible dual nature. 😉
    Just me and my shadow ~ Peace, Uncle Tree

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