White-faced Heron behaviour

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Subject: White-faced Heron behaviour
From: "Robyn" <>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 23:14:15 +1000
Interesting, the thought that maybe the twigs are intended to attract food to a hiding place.  I've not really learned any more about the behaviour.   He is still satisfied if I leave the twigs there, but replaces them if removed.
He does stand in the water quite often, but I can't say he seems to be looking out for fish, etc.  This bird is probably just over a year old.   His parents had two chicks early in the season 2004 - about August - and then this fellow later that summer, but I don't remember exactly when.
His mother still visits regularly also, but they steer clear of one another.   The father died last October after having fishing line on his leg and foot for several weeks.   The Wilvos were unable to catch him.   They are all very wary.
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