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Colonial nesters (Herons, Cormorants, etc)Egretta novaehollandiae

White-faced Heron at Cotter Reserve

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Egretta novaehollandiae at Cotter Reserve - 23 Sep 2018
Egretta novaehollandiae at Cotter Reserve - 23 Sep 2018
Egretta novaehollandiae at Cotter Reserve - 23 Sep 2018
Egretta novaehollandiae at Cotter Reserve - 23 Sep 2018
Egretta novaehollandiae at Cotter Reserve - 23 Sep 2018

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Author's notes

My eye was drawn to a white object on the opposite side of the river. I initially thought it was some rubbish that had drifted down with the current and was now stuck in the mud. Bringing my camera to my eye so I could look through the telephoto lens I realised I was looking at a White-faced Heron freezing in place as it looked for food to eat. It was in front of a carcass of a large animal, which may have been drawing insects. Photos two and three below show the heron hunting the insects possibly attracted by the dead animal. Photo four was when the heron stretched up to full height.

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Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Cotter Reserve - 23 Sep 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Cotter Reserve - 23 Sep 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy) at Cotter Reserve - 11 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall Erodium cicutarium (Common Storksbill, Common Crowfoot) at Cotter Reserve - 11 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall Fumaria sp. (Fumitory) at Cotter Reserve - 11 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Cotter Reserve - 24 Apr 2017 by Mike Citrullus lanatus (Wild Melon, Camel Melon, Bitter Melon) at Cotter Reserve - 24 Apr 2017 by Mike Adriana tomentosa var. tomentosa (Eastern bitterbush) at Cotter Reserve - 26 Mar 2017 by Mike Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Cotter Reserve - 3 Dec 2014 by galah681 Geranium solanderi var. solanderi (Native Geranium) at Cotter Reserve - 3 Dec 2014 by galah681 Anchusa arvensis (Small Bugloss) at Cotter Reserve - 3 Dec 2014 by galah681
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Cotter Reserve - 23 Sep 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Cotter Reserve - 23 Sep 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy) at Cotter Reserve - 11 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall
Erodium cicutarium (Common Storksbill, Common Crowfoot) at Cotter Reserve - 11 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall
Fumaria sp. (Fumitory) at Cotter Reserve - 11 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Cotter Reserve - 24 Apr 2017 by Mike
Citrullus lanatus (Wild Melon, Camel Melon, Bitter Melon) at Cotter Reserve - 24 Apr 2017 by Mike
Adriana tomentosa var. tomentosa (Eastern bitterbush) at Cotter Reserve - 26 Mar 2017 by Mike
Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Cotter Reserve - 3 Dec 2014 by galah681
Geranium solanderi var. solanderi (Native Geranium) at Cotter Reserve - 3 Dec 2014 by galah681
Anchusa arvensis (Small Bugloss) at Cotter Reserve - 3 Dec 2014 by galah681

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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