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Herons thriving

November 17, 2011

White-necked Heron at Flowerdale by Steve Joblin

The good rains over the past couple of years seem to have favoured the White-necked Heron, quite a common sight around the Flowerdale – Strath Creek area recently. They look very large and majestic in flight, with their deep slow wingbeats and conspicuous white ‘headlights’ showing on the leading edge of their wings. On the ground they are seen in wet paddocks, roadsides and around dams, often standing motionless for some time while hunting.

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