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!
He is a beautiful Heron and posed well for you.ReplyDelete
hmmm...white face are new to me :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful captures Stewart!ReplyDelete
Photo nr 2 what a lovley background you have there ,great photos ,netteReplyDelete
It reminds me somewhat of our Tricolored Heron here in Florida.ReplyDelete
What a beauty!! Herons are always fascinating and he gave you a wonderful photo op!ReplyDelete
I have one upped you today. I have a heron with two legs. Ha!ReplyDelete
LOVE that back shot!!! trust the travel is being productive... YAM xx
Nice photos of the heron, even if he did have his back turned.ReplyDelete
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 ...ReplyDelete
Andrea @ From The Sol
He's a handsome fellow!ReplyDelete
Distinctive face and a handsome species.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Herons are one of my favorite birds and that's a beauty! It's amazing just how many different species there are!ReplyDelete
It's a fine specimen indeed! I love his grey-blue color.ReplyDelete
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)ReplyDelete
Two perfect photos of the Blue Heron, Stewart!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your trips. Thanks for hosting.
Have a Wonderful Day!
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Great photos of the White-faced Heron.
This species I've never seen.
Perfectly sharp, well done !!
Best regards, Irma
Herons are so handsome, Stewart and this variety is no exception!!...:)JPReplyDelete
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~ReplyDelete
Pretty much wherever one travels in the world there are herons and egrets and they are all quite wonderful.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh! Beautiful bird and wonderful photos of it!!ReplyDelete
super photos...I especially love the one-legged stanceReplyDelete
Beautiful blue!! Great pictures...I have no birdies to share this week..ReplyDelete
He's really pretty!ReplyDelete
Thanks for keeping things running while you're away, Stewart! Safe travels!ReplyDelete
He only has one leg.ReplyDelete
What a beauty!ReplyDelete
Great shots of the white heron Stewart and I shall be interested in finding out what town you came from.ReplyDelete