Sunday, July 29, 2012

Heron numbers ramping up


Striated Heron (Butorides striata) numbers building around popular Dungeness boat ramp, where the hefty Herbert River sweeps into the Hinchinbrook Channel.


Two latest newcomers left largely fending for themselves. There's the traditional way...


... or, not yet so brazen as to steal from fishers' bait buckets, but learning to look cute and hungry up close.
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2 comments:

Denis Wilson said...

By "newcomers" do you mean juveniles?
Looks like bumfluff in places.
Denis

Tyto Tony said...

Young indeed, Denis.