03 October 2012

Back at the marshes

This part of the marshes I thought incredible ...all that green!



It was home to this wonderful water-bird I'd never seen before, a Pacific (white-necked) Heron.



and wonderful, shapely old trees

then, all that blue, and an Intermediate Egret.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday


24 comments:

Beth Edwards said...

wow, great views. i really love the last shot. in flight. such a beautiful bird. i wish i could fly like that. too fun! (:

TexWisGirl said...

what a unique find - the white-necked heron. have never heard of this one before. :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I have not seen, nor heard of a white necked heron...so those two photos were a special treat.

Brian King said...

Love the marshes! Australia is commonly portrayed as being very dry. I thought I had heard of all the heron species, but I was wrong. What a gorgeous bird! It's obvious where it gets its name!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

There is so much beauty there Carole.
Have a nice beautiful day.
Costas

Andrew said...

It looks like a fantastic place to visit Carole... lovely images of the wildlife.

Carletta said...

Just beautiful Carole!
The old trees are quite impressive.
The heron is one I've not heard of either. It is certainly unique in its coloring.
Gorgeous shot of the graceful Egret against the sky!

eileeninmd said...

A great place to visit and what a cool looking heron. Love the egret too. Carole, great post and thanks for sharing.

Gary said...

Beautiful series!! It took 5 refreshes to get into the site. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Montanagirl said...

Great post, and I had never heard of a White-necked Heron either. He's fabulous, and you managed some great shots of him!!!

Red Nomad OZ said...

So hard to get a good shot of birds in flight - well done!!

Laura said...

Wonderful photos, Carole! I feel like I'm right there with you enjoying the marvels of nature! That last photo of the flying egret is so beautiful. Amazing that creatures are able to fly in the air! Love seeing the form of his body in flight! Thanks so much for sharing your world with us!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful shots - all!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Add me to the list of having not ever heard of a white-necked heron before. What a great find.

mick said...

Beautiful photos of the marshes and the heron. That's one I still want to see.

schöngeist for two said...

was für wunderschöne Fotos von diesem Vogel ... herrlich ihn so zu sehen und wie er im Wasser steht fischt und davon fliegtQ

Lieben Gruss Elke

diane b said...

Great shots of a nice place to capture birds and shapely trees. I have never heard of that heron either. The egret in flight against the blue sky is super.

Phil said...

That marshland looks like a great place to explore for birds and animals Carole, as long as there aren't crocs. Lovely heron shots you took.

Digi-Irma said...

Great pictures Carole, the (white neck) Heron is not here.
I think the really great egret flying.

Les fous du cap said...

Hi,
Your photos are always a great opportunity for us to travel ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Stewart M said...

Hi there - looks like a great place to visit.

I was watching one of those herons this afternoon - but no pictures.

Thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful shots from the Marsh! I love the heron and the last photo with the bird in flight.

Pat said...

Beautiful shots, Carole!

i stora drag said...

Great photos! I'm so surprised by how many sorts of herons there are in our world!

I saw an egret for the first time in my life last week! It was so beautiful, like your photo of it!
Greetings Pia