This will be a short post this week.
These are some shots of a White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae). It was hunting in the wet grass at Jells Park in Melbourne. Just as I saw the bird it seemed to swallow a large worm - or possibly a small snake! It did not catch anything else in the time I was watching.
This is a common - possibly the most common - heron in my part of the world. I think they are rather smart.