Wednesday 15 November 2023

Wild Bird Wednesday 590 - Pacific Heron

The Pacific Heron (Ardea pacifica) is a medium sized and conspicuous heron that seems to be showing up in greater numbers in my local patch that in past years.  In the past, this bird was known as the White-Necked Heron - which makes a lot of sense.

This bird was hunting in remarkably calm waters in one of the lagoon at Werribee.  Unfortunately it flew off a short time after the unsuccessful fishing stab shown in these images.  

I really like the spots on the throat of this species.

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  1. Thank you Stewart. Very enjoyable. Aloha

  2. Hari OM
    Rather snazzily dressed, this fellow! YAM xx

  3. The variety and beauty of heron plumage around the world is astounding.

  4. Looks very different. A bit like a white Swan and a cormorant have been up to no good. Every time I see Rickmansworth on the tube map your comment comes to mind and makes me laugh.

  5. Il est si rare de le voir en photo !

  6. Interesting heron. It looks very different from the ones I am used to seeing here.

  7. Beautiful heron. Have a nice weekend !

  8. Uwielbiam patrzeć na polującą czaplę. A ta czapla jest mi w ogóle nieznana. Bardzo ciekawa!