Squacco Heron, Marievale

Once again, I had to call upon the distributed knowledge that resides in the heads of the many birders and photographers who are part of the SA Birdlife FaceBook page for help with identifying this Squacco Heron, spotted in the reeds beside the road at the Marievale Bird Sanctuary this Easter Friday.

Hopefully, in time, I will improve my own knowledge and become less of a nuisance to others….

Nikon D500, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5/5.6 G ED VR, processed in Lightroom and Colour Efex Pro.

4 responses to “Squacco Heron, Marievale”

  1. An interesting goal: ” and become less of a nuisance to others.” As I move through my eighth decade, I prefer to see this as a skill to master!

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    1. Indeed. As we see ourselves increasingly in terms of what we should not, rather than what we should, do…

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  2. […] red-billed teal shaking its feathers, lifting its wings in the early morning light, seems to me a fitting way to […]

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  3. […] took a series of images of Southern Red Bishops clinging to the reeds early one morning at Marievale. This one, with the warm golden light, the puff of red feathers, the toes uncurling, wings lifted […]

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