White-faced Heron

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White-faced Heron

Yesterday afternoon, on the way home in Alice Springs, had two White-faced Herons checking out the area where some water was still by the side of the road, and small frogs were abundant. They sat and posed beautifully:

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Hi rjwaring, love the photo, love White-faced Herons. One comes to our little water hole every spring, they used to nest in the trees next to it. I think, there is only one left, and he is looking for his mate. He calls out for a few days, then leaves. Windhover thinks, there could be two,and I only think there is one, as it might not be the same bird? May that be as it is? They don't stay unfortunately.


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Hi Araminta, I think we in Alice Springs are about to experience the same - the birds going elsewhere. It is drying out here and already I have noticed falling numbers in Budgerigars. Lake Eyre is about to start being filled again so it will be sad for us here if the Herons leave as well.

I've succumbed to the birding bug!
Alice Springs, NT

Owen1's picture

great shot Richard. i see some of these birds around the billabong and river in melbourne.

Cheers, Owen.

Tazrandus's picture

They sure did pose beautifully :) Great shot, Richard.


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