Tag Archives: White-faced Herons

Two by Two (or is it Two by 5?)

16 Feb
A Pair of White-faced Herons

A Pair of White-faced Herons

As a regular visitor to the local swimming baths I can say that without question this is a most unusual sight.

Solo White-faced Herons are common enough: in pairs, less so. But a pair resting almost side by side on the pontoon is, well, quite noteworthy.

These are elegant birds, graceful in flight.

Enjoy!

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Elegant Heron

26 Dec
Elegant Heron

Elegant Heron

Although I see these birds quite often, familiarity has not lessened by admiration of these elegant creatures. White-faced Herons make great subjects for photography, and they are not, in my experience, the least bit camera-shy.

Enjoy!

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Focus in Birds: Ducks and Herons

3 Nov

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Here we have a scene uncommon in the local baths:Australian Wood  Ducks and White-faced Herons, together.

In my experience, this is a rare event.

Enjoy!

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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.

Enjoy!

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Another Reflection: A White-faced Heron

26 Sep
White-faced Heron

White-faced Heron

I see the White-faced Herons almost every day. They are not at all camera-shy, and at times, seem actually to be posing.

They like to catch their  food at low tide, so it’s a safe bet that one will find them in the river shallows when the tide is well on the wane.

Enjoy!

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A Perfect Match: A Pair of Herons

2 Apr
A Pair of White-faced Herons

A Pair of White-faced Herons

These seem to me to be a perfect match: two stately, elegant White-faced Herons strutting along the shore.

Generally ,these tall birds appear to be loners at the local baths. I see them very often at low tide: nearly always solo. But this time there was a pair, and fortune favoured me by giving me a chance to record their image.

Enjoy this little tableau on the Georges River in Sydney, Australia.

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A Frequent Visitor

27 Jan

White-faced Herons are frequent visitors to the local baths.

I’m sure they find rich pickings there. Why else would they choose to come back, day after day?

I see them surveying the beach, suddenly stabbing downwards. The nearby mudflats are another favourite spot.

Their fight is as quiet as it is graceful.

White-faced heron

White-faced heron

Such elegant birds!

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