White-faced Heron neck-shaking

To: Syd Curtis <>
Subject: White-faced Heron neck-shaking
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 13:42:10 +1000
I can't answer Syd's question but I've seen another piece of
White-faced Heron behaviour which is not in the Reader's
Digest book.

Once I've seen one raise and curve its wings to form an
umbrella/sun-shade as it was hunting along a shallow
seashore. A heron found in Florida, USA (green heron?) does
this often - I've seen it on the TV.  Presumably it
eliminates reflection from the water surface.

Michael Norris
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