Friday, January 31, 2014

Nankeen Night Heron 31/01/14

We recently witnessed a Nankeen Night Heron feeding at the waters edge during the night on the footage from our camera trap.  Prior to this, we have never seen a Nankeen Night Heron at our patch so this footage was very exciting. In the days after seeing the bird more than once feature in the camera trap it was also seen at the waters edge during the day.  The photo below was taken after it flew up from the waters edge into a nearby tree after we approached it.  I note the photos aren't very good as it didn't stay on the branch for long before it took off again - but the long white plumes of the bird's breeding plumage is visible when the photo is zoomed in.  The breeding plumage was also very noticeable on the camera footage.

Nankeen Night Heron at Jarowair 31/01/2014

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