It is a relatively small heron, pale, slightly bluish-grey, with yellow legs and white facial markings. It can be found almost anywhere near shallow water, fresh or salt, and although it is prompt to depart the scene on long, slow-beating wings if disturbed, it will boldly raid suburban fish ponds.
These two beautiful birds visited our property last weekend, in early winter.
Lat: -38.62, Long: 177.98
Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Jun 13, 2012