Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday 154 - White-faced Heron

This is the third of three Wild Bird Wednesday's that I need to organise before I head off for work related travel.   So, although the familiar blue button will appear at the bottom of the page - the posts themselves will be rather briefer than normal.  A full service WBW will be along next week!

White-faced Herons are just about the most common heron in my part of the world - if there is a statue like figure in the reeds, waiting for fish, chances are it's Egretta novaehollandie, the white-faced heron.

This rather fine specimen was basking in the sunshine at Walkerville, Victoria last year.  And although he did turn his back on me, he was rather cooperative.



And now its your turn to join in - click on the blue button to link your blog to WBW - and while my visit may not be swift, I'll get to you in the end, although I hate to think how long some of you may have been waiting!

36 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

He is a beautiful Heron and posed well for you.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

hmmm...white face are new to me :)

Carletta said...

Wonderful captures Stewart!

Nette Cecilia said...

Photo nr 2 what a lovley background you have there ,great photos ,nette

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

It reminds me somewhat of our Tricolored Heron here in Florida.

Kristi Bowman said...

What a beauty!! Herons are always fascinating and he gave you a wonderful photo op!

Sharon Wagner said...

I have one upped you today. I have a heron with two legs. Ha!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
LOVE that back shot!!! trust the travel is being productive... YAM xx

Linda W. said...

Nice photos of the heron, even if he did have his back turned.

Andrea Priebe said...

He looks like a Green Heron that got a hold of a can of blue spray paint. Except for the coloring, they could be twins. The Green Heron is very common here and I don't believe we have a Blue Heron of your kind in our midst unless it is down on the southern coast somewhere. We do have a Little Blue Heron, but he looks like a miniature Great Blue Heron and not at all like your Blue Heron :)Are you getting this? So, whatever the case may be ... he is a beautiful bird and it looks to me like you got some awesome shots of him. Have a safe trip home, Stewart. See you for real next week ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

bailey-road.com said...

He's a handsome fellow!

Frank said...

Distinctive face and a handsome species.

mick said...

Great photos of the WF Heron. They are very common up this way also and we frequently see them in the same roost sites as the migratory shorebirds.

Brian King said...

Herons are one of my favorite birds and that's a beauty! It's amazing just how many different species there are!

TexWisGirl said...

sharp-looking one!

Marie C said...

It's a fine specimen indeed! I love his grey-blue color.

Jo said...

Great images of a really handsome heron. I love the way they stand on one leg ! Enjoy your travels (and work!) and stay safe. Greetings, Jo (South Africa)

Chandra Eswaran said...

Two perfect photos of the Blue Heron, Stewart!
Enjoy your trips. Thanks for hosting.
Have a Wonderful Day!
Peace :)

pattisjarrett said...

Nice-looking heron. They do make great statues! I suppose that's the secret to good fishing. Thanks for hosting, hope life returns to normal for you soon.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart, The White-faced Heron is gorgeous. I would love to see this Heron in the wild.I think most herons are very patient and wait for the fish to come to them. Great captures, thanks for hosting. Have a happy week ahead!

Phil Slade said...

I do wonder how many species of heron and egret there are in the world? A very successful family of birds. This one is very distinctive and attractive. A good poser too - nice shots Stewart.

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
Great photos of the White-faced Heron.
This species I've never seen.
Perfectly sharp, well done !!
Best regards, Irma

A Quiet Corner said...

Herons are so handsome, Stewart and this variety is no exception!!...:)JP

Mary Cromer said...

Always wonderful, brief or more, just do what you can as you go and we are all always so very grateful to you Stewart. BTW, beautiful bird share~

David Gascoigne said...

Pretty much wherever one travels in the world there are herons and egrets and they are all quite wonderful.

Montanagirl said...

Oh my gosh! Beautiful bird and wonderful photos of it!!

marshaleith said...

super photos...I especially love the one-legged stance

Missy George said...

Beautiful blue!! Great pictures...I have no birdies to share this week..

Mama Zen said...

He's really pretty!

June Caedmon said...

Thanks for keeping things running while you're away, Stewart! Safe travels!

Andy Wilson said...

Good photo of the one-legged stand.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cooperative fellow!
~

diane b said...

He only has one leg.

ladyfi said...

What a beauty!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Amazing Shots...

DeniseinVA said...

Great shots of the white heron Stewart and I shall be interested in finding out what town you came from.