Possible white-necked heron

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Subject: Possible white-necked heron
From: tlann rail via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2023 12:03:48 +0000
Hi there

My husband and I were just leaving Spence today (Saturday) to go to Yass and spotted a heron just after we turned right from Kingsford Smith drive into Kuringai Drive.  It was picking through the newly mown grass.  There was a culvert/vegetated storm water drain nearby. 

It had a white head and neck but the wings were dark.  I thought it looked smaller than a white faced heron but my husband disagrees.  Nevertheless, when we checked our field guide, we both agreed that it most resembled a white necked heron.  There was only one that we could see.  We didn’t stop as we had traffic behind us.


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