Striated Heron

near Kings Beach, Caloundra.

It wasn't just Ospreys that we shot at the beach...

View all photos taken: Saturday, 30th May 2009, This photo: 8:00am

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  • SkattyKat said:
    Great shot David - tell me how do you guys identify all these birds ?
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Very nice, quite an attractive bird I must say. How's the new lens? The pictures sure are looking good.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well some I know, others I consult my handy book "The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia" by Graham Pizzey & Frank Knight (8th Ed).
    Lens is great, in daylight like this, you don't miss the IS (or lack thereof) at all.
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    Ah, so you got the 400 eh?
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure did - loving the extra reach. It's very sharp wide open too.
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Excellent, good to hear.
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    Wow..great are a great photographer..
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Congrats on the new toy mate ;)
  • Adam Randell said:
    Sharp detail David, excellent moss on the rocks too.
  • David de Groot said:
    That moss was everywhere, not so bad when it's fresh and green but deadly where it had died off and gone brown and sludgy!
    Danke :)
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Captured really nicely David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, I took this shot and then had to retreat as the water started rising around the rock I was crouching on ;-)
  • James Lagden said:
    It was a Striated Heron then.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I couldn't find a green heron in the book - must have been thinking of a foreign species...
  • James Lagden said:

    Just done a wikipedia search on the Green Heron and I see how they can be compared to each other. You're right about the foreign species, the Green Heron is from North America.