White Faced Heron

To: Julian Teh <>,
Subject: White Faced Heron
From: Rob Geraghty <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 20:08:10 -0700 (PDT)
--- On Sun, 7/12/09,  <> wrote:
> when I was still working, and hence driving most days
> through the tunnel near Parliament House, it was not unusual
> to see a white faced heron on the small grass slope beside
> the end of the tunnel - never seemed to be bothered by the
> constant three lanes of traffic, and no doubt attracted by
> the very well watered grass and food that contained.

FWIW I have a photo of a pair of White Faced Herons picking fingerlings from a 
storm drain basically underneath one of the main roads in Newcastle.  I agree 
that they are usually quite timid - I disturbed one at Pine Island yesterday 
and it flew away to settle at a distance of about a hundred metres.



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