Sunday, July 11, 2010

Preening heron peers down

Standing in a mangrove just above fishers' heads at busy Dungeness boat ramp, Striated Heron (Butorides striata) pauses in preen while waiting in vain for unwanted fish.


Bird moved about a lot, but always stayed part-hidden.


Till it came time to fly.


Also prominent at the ramp, Great Crested Terns (Thalasseus bergii) working the Herbert River-Hinchenbrook Channel outflow.


Light overcast no help for flight images.  

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