Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day out for Night-Heron

There's a Nankeen Night-Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus) breeding hotspot just 10kms away at Cattle Creek, but few show out in Tyto.

Bird above revealed itself today as I watched Royal Spoonbills, Intermediate and Great Egrets and a White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) feasting on life in a fast-drying creek pool.

Also active in Tyto lately, Pacific Heron (Ardea pacifica).
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Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony.
I seldom get to see the Night Herons. Lovely creatures. Thanks
Other Egrets and Herons are nicely captured, too.
Thanks for advice re the black (or dirty) Kingfisher. I am with the melanistic mutation theory, as the flight feathers were not dirty.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Denis: You're welcome. What I found most interesting was the extreme blackness.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tony, I just popped over from Selma in the City's blog (she has you in her Australian bloggers section) - and saw you were a birdie and from Queensland - I love birds too and live in a village on the shores of Hervey Bay - can I ask - is Tyto a place? (excuse my ignorance) - great photos by the way :)

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Gabrielle,

Tyto is a conservation wetland of 120ha almost right in Ingham. Even after Yasi, it's a great place.

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