The Striated Heron is a small, squat water bird with short legs, a black crown and a small, drooping crest. There are two colour morphs (forms). The grey morph has a grey face, throat and neck streaked centrally with black, dark brown and white. The dark grey upperparts have a metallic green sheen and pink-brown to grey underparts. The wings are also green grey, with each feather outlined yellow. The eye is yellow outlined with dark grey, the bill is black and the legs and feet are orange in breeding season (otherwise, dull yellow).
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

  • bowenite
    boweniteover 3 years ago

    Nice capture. Well done. Cheers Gordon.

  • Thanks Gordon, have a look at the one before this, it’s better I think!

    – byronbackyard

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Nice bit of balancing by this lovely Heron Deb, great capture.

  • Many thanks Mark, they’re amazing aren’t they!

    – byronbackyard

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

    I guess with those large feet he can balance pretty well… Really fun shot and well done, Deb.

  • Many thanks KatMagic, he was very cute!

    – byronbackyard

  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyover 3 years ago

    Nice! A favorite for me!

  • Many thanks Robert!

    – byronbackyard

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 3 years ago

    Great capture Deb!!

  • Many thanks Marvin!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    He’s a little nugget isn’t he. Good shot Deb.

  • Many thanks Al!

    – byronbackyard

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