The White-faced Heron is mostly light blue-grey in colour, with a characteristic white face. In flight, the dark flight feathers of the wing contrast with the paler grey plumage, making this bird easily identifiable when viewed from below. It has a long, slim neck and a pointed grey-black bill. The legs are long and dull yellow in colour. Sexes are similar. When breeding, the birds have long feathers (nuptial plumes) on the head, neck and back. The White-faced Heron has a slow bouncing flight.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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Comments

  • seeya
    seeyaover 3 years ago

    Stunning capture. Love the light on the Heron and the fabulous sky. Sandy

  • Many thanks Sandy!

    – byronbackyard

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 3 years ago

    WOW, this is fantastic!

  • Many thanks EagleHunter!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    March 30, 2011

  • Many thanks Teresa, I liked the simplicity of this one myself and the angle! Very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful photography and I like your shooting angle and the colors of the sky are lovely… really nice image of this majestic heron!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 3 years ago

    This is so beautiful ! Congrats on the feature !

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your lovely feature, awesome work.

  • Many thanks Andrea!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

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