I startled the Nankeen night heron on my morning walk. I recognised it by its cinnamon wings. It flew away into the mangroves on the other side of the river. It was too quick for a photo, but a day or two later I saw it again at dusk.
Nankeen night heron – Nycticorax caledonicus.
The night heron is elusive. As it’s name suggests, it’s usually only seen at dusk and dawn. It hides among the mangroves during the day. Spotting it again so soon was a highlight of my evening walk along the Cooks River. Continue reading
Reflections are one of the rewards of walking and bird-watching along the Cooks River and adjacent wetlands.
Black-winged stilt and tea trees at Landing Lights wetland
A duck among the reeds at the ponds at Cup and Saucer Creek
Reflected power poles and buildings remind me we are still in the city — it’s easy to forget sometimes.
But the rubbish that litters our waterways is a sad reflection of human nature.
Egret and rubbish bin
Thanks to Patti for the theme this week:
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: #25 Reflections
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The fairies have been renovating.
Do you prefer the old look (purple door) or the new?
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