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Look at those toes! Stocky, small heron. White when it flies. Buff- coloured at rest...helps it to crouch invisibly on pond banks. Chest shows a sort of wavy, stripy pattern.
Usually never perches on electric wires/cable lines but this one did. Urban residential area with lots of ponds/lakes nearby.
This is such a common bird in these parts I took the photograph because it perched on a wire.