Category Archives: Heron

Heron catching fish at Manly Dam

The smooth feathers of this White-faced Heron stand out nicely against the stripes made by the wind-ruffled water on Manly Dam. The heron strides out into the water, spots a fish, then spins around and jabs at the water in an amusing dance.

Here’s a still photo showing the bird’s yellow legs and big feet:

Heron at Manly Dam

Here’s another photo which I like because of its impressionist mood and raindrop-scattered bushes:

Heron at Manly Dam

 

Common name: White-Faced Heron

Scientific name: Ardea novaehollandiae

Approximate length: 70 cm

Date spotted: 7 March 2015

Season: Late Summer

Location: Manly Dam, New South Wales, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°46’34.8″S 151°15’07.9″E

White-Faced Heron at Long Reef Headland, NSW

A White-Faced Heron tiptoes across the bizarre landscape of Long Reef Headland on the New South Wales coast of Australia.  The bird shakes the seaweed with its toes, dislodging worms and small fish which it then eats.

Here’s a still photo:

White-Faced Heron

Common name: White-Faced Heron

Scientific name: Ardea novaehollandiae

Approximate length: 70 cm

Date spotted: 23 March 2014

Season: Late Summer

Location: Long Reef Headland, New South Wales, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°44’15.2″S, 151°18’44.1″E