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White-faced heron ( Egretta novaehollandiae )


Posted by unozig on Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:57 pm

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The white-faced heron is New Zealand's most common heron, despite being a relatively new arrival to this country. Native and not threatned.



Wasted a lot of time trying to get closer for the classic shot at the water's edge. Then it took off and landed on a nearby tree. A couple of shots is all I needed. Lucky me as it did not move at all :-)

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by himadri roy on Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:00 am
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Nice species .
 

by Ron Day on Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:39 pm
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Looks like a classic shot in habitat, Zig. Thanks for sharing the birds of New Zealand.
 

by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:15 pm
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Quite an unusual perch for a heron with the pine cones, Nicely done!

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by unozig on Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:17 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Quite an unusual perch for a heron with the pine cones, Nicely done!

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That's what I thought but I see a local pair that perch in my back yard.
On top of a Giant Wellingtonia Redwood over 100' tall !
 

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