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Nesting Herons

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janinerSun, 21/01/2018 - 9:24pm
Looking for insects in the grass at high tide
White- faced heron

We have had a pair of nesting herons for most of January. In breeding season the adult birds have plumes on their back, breast, neck and nape.

The nest is high up in a gum tree and about 50m from the water. Unfortunately the pair abandoned the nest about a week ago. I am not sure whether the hail storm damaged the eggs or whether there was another reason to leave the nest. The birds were not particularly diligent in sitting on the nest, so perhaps the eggs just failed to develop.

 

 

 

 

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