25 August 2013

White-faced Grey Heron

Looking over the wall, I see two White-faced Grey Herons down there.  The Wyong River at this point has concrete baffles in place, slowing down the water-flow.  Now to walk down some steep stone steps to the right of this photo









the herons had been photographed while standing in the middle of a steel-mesh bridge suspended not too high above the water.  It was quite tranquil watching them and hearing the rush of water under my feet.  Have zoomed back for this shot as they reminded me of a pair of neat bookends










15 comments:

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this heron. Gorgeous !!!
Best regards, Synnöve

TexWisGirl said...

their coloration is so handsome and soft!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Nice shot of the heron, Carole. I know we have herons around here, but I've never seen one.

Jan Castle said...

How very elegant...great shots Carole!

Liz said...

Wonderful post, Carole!
I love Herons. They look so elegant!

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, Carole.
Photo 7 is my favorite.
Greetings Irma

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - I dont seem to recall seeing two together - I have to pay more attention next time!

Cheers - Stewart M

Isidro Ortiz said...

Buena serie de esta Garza.Un abrazo

Montanagirl said...

Super shots of the Herons! I like the lighting and green water!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It is nice to see a heron of a different sort. We have just the Great Blue and the shy and obnoxious Green Heron

Wally Jones said...

A study in concentration.
Wonderful habitat and great images of a beautiful species!

Helma said...

What a special beautiful blue heron Carole,
I've never seen this. In the magnification you see how beautiful it is.
Beautiful series of photos.

Phil Slade said...

That looks a lovely place to spend an hour two, listening to the water and watching out for birds with camera in hand. Lovely shots Carole, especially the two birds close together.

Christian Perrin said...

Some beautiful Heron photos here Carole, especially of them standing side by side. I was a dinosaur nut as a kid and there is something a little prehistoric about these two. I could imagine a pair of Allosaurs hunting in a similar pose!

Ida said...

They are beautiful birds. Love the smoky color of their feathers. So glad you took the walk down to photograph them.