Tag Archives: Heron

Focus on Birds: A Heron on the Pole

27 Oct
A Heron Atop a Pole

A Heron Atop a Pole

White-faced Herons are a pretty common sight in the local swimming baths, especially at low tide. Not so common, though, is to see one perched atop a pole.


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Feathered Friends

2 Aug

I love to capture photos of birds of different species together.

This was taken at the river where I swim in the warmer weather. It’s pretty uncommon to see a White-faced Heron mingling among ducks. 🙂


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White-faced Heron and Duck

White-faced Heron and Ducks

A Heron in a Hurry…

26 Jun
A Heron in a Hurry

A Heron in a Hurry

A Heron in a hurry…

Maybe the bracing breeze has stirred him, but this sprightly White-faced Heron surely has vigour in his stride.


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Windy Day: A Heron Faces the Waves

5 Jun
Windy Day: A Heron Carries On

Windy Day: A Heron Carries On

So often when I see the White-faced Herons in the local river baths, the weather is calm. Often their reflections are mirror-like.

But not on this day. No. The wind had picked up, bringing the waves along with it.

But this hungry White-faced Heron remained undeterred. Maybe he relishes a challenge.

What a pointed beak he has! I guess his prey  doesn’t stand a chance.


Reflections of a White-faced Heron

17 May
Reflection of a Heron

Reflection of a Heron

I love looking at the reflections in still water. They have a special quality, almost but not quite like a mirror.

The reflections of birds can be quite beautiful.

This is a recent photograph of a White-faced Heron as it strutted in the local swimming baths. Regular readers of this blog will know that it is on the river.

A subtle, quiet reflection.

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A Heron in the Rain…

27 Mar
Heron in the Rain

Heron in the Rain

A Heron in the rain…

The beauty of our local bushland park in suburban Sydney is endless, and certainly not confined to sunny weather.

Sometimes I think that the most beautiful sights are to found in the rain, gentle or otherwise.

There is a simple, touching charm in these times: and one of my favourite spots to observe is on the promenade where the river and its surrounds can be closely watched.

I hope you enjoy this shot of a White-faced Heron as it searches for breakfast on the shores of the baths.

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Here I Come….

19 Sep

Here I come….

Is that what this Heron is thinking as it contemplates take-off?

Certainly its gaze is directed towards the water. Perhaps it’s contemplating where to go to get an easy meal….Or maybe it’s wondering where the others of his species are hanging out…

Whatever the answer, his (or her) elegant pose is worth a look….

A Heron contemplates....

A Heron contemplates….