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From: "Lynn Jenkin" <>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 16:56:36 +1000
Michael wrote:

> 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, I have seen Eastern Reef Egret do the same thing and I believe they
do it to shade the water. This gives the poor unsuspecting fish or victim
the elusion they are hiding under a rock.

Dick Jenkin


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