10/25/14

white-faced herons

These guys --not these two specific ones, but earlier ones--self-introduced the species to New Zealand in the 1940's. They apparently liked it a lot and decided to stay. These guys--yes, these two specifically, no doubt a breeding pair--visit the water trough behind the house regularly. They probably live near the stream that runs behind the pasture.


Not sure what this one is looking at!

Hubby caught this one shaking himself!


22 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Elegant pair - nicely narrated too! YAM xx

Taken For Granted said...

These are beautiful birds. That one is probably looking at you.

marshaleith said...

wow- I would love to have these visit me everyday!!

Susie@life-change-compost.com said...

By George, they are JEEVES, the Butler Bird! lol

Ida said...

These are cool shots. In the first one they look a bit "sneaky". I bet it's fun to watch them.

Donna said...

Very cool birds...love seeing new birds that we do not have here.

eileeninmd said...

I love these White-face Herons. Great sighting and photos.. Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

Marie said...

Of course they liked New Zealand and wanted to stay! :-) Interesting birds!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Judging my your beautiful blog it is no wonder those birds ancestors loved your country and decided to settle in.
A very pretty heron.

pattisjarrett said...

I always enjoy seeing new (to me) birds. Great catch of the shake--those don't usually last long.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovey to have these 2 Herons visiting your garden. Have a great week ahead.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds. Great shot of the shake.

Gattina said...

I think I have never seen such a beautiful bird !

Anni said...

Sweet!!! To have these birds with the white face and be able to get such great photos as you did...such a wonderful array. I so enjoyed viewing the photos.

Thanks for linking up this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Phil Slade said...

Nice looking birds. I know they are named "heron" but they have a look of small egrets. Must be good to have them around ona regular basis.

TexWisGirl said...

marvelous birds. :)

Jidhu Jose said...

nice clicks

maryaustria said...

Gorgeous birds! Yours series of photos is like a little photo-story! :)

Jen said...

Another that I've never seen, even in photos until now. What a treat to have them visit regularly.

Amy Franks said...

nice close ups! we get alot of ducks, pukekos and dotterils up here.

colleen said...

A fun cast of characters!

Hannah said...

What interesting visitors, such large birds. It was great that your hubby caught one shaking. They would be fun to watch as long as you don't have a pond with fish in it.