Tag Archives: Juvenile Nankeen Night Heron

Now in colour…Nankeen Night-heron

I can’t decide, I like the black and white version that creates a focus just on the Heron but the colour of its eyes are amazing…built for low light and night vision.

Juvenile Nankeen Night Heron (colour), Elster Creek, Elsternwick, Vic

Juvenile Nankeen Night Heron (colour), Elster Creek, Elsternwick, Vic

Juvenile Nankeen Night-heron

Since February we have been seeing juvenile Nankeen Night-herons roosting and hunting along Elster Creek. Good conditions inland and locally over the spring and summer has meant good numbers are appearing. The juvenile has brown and white streaking to help with camouflage while building up their survival and hunting skills.

Juvenile Nankeen Night Heron, Elster Creek, Elsternwick, Vic 25 Feb 2017

Juvenile Nankeen Night-Heron, Elster Creek, Elsternwick, Vic 

Elster Creek Birding Minute

My second recorded birding minute took place today at Elster Creek Wetlands. I walked through the local golf course and into the wetlands. (Photos taken with my small Canon Powershot)

A Birding Minute:

 

Juvenile Nankeen Night Heron, Elster Creek Wetlands, Elsternwick, Vic

Juvenile Nankeen Night Heron, Elster Creek Wetlands, Elsternwick, Vic

Elster Creek Wetlands, Elsternwick

Elster Creek Wetlands, Elsternwick

Elster Creek Wetlands, Elsternwick

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Elster Creek Wetlands, Elsternwick

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