Monday, 16 April 2012

Unplanned Trip Part Three

After taking photos of the Wandering Tattler, as we were walking back along the beach an Eastern Reef Egret, (dark morph), flew in so it was time to stop and take more photos.
A couple of years back we were lucky enough to see the white morph Eastern Reef Egret at Mullens, Cooloola Cove.

Eastern Reef Egret (Ardea (Egretta) sacra)







Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)
After leaving the Reef Egret we looked out at the water and saw three Little Black Cormorant swimming close to shore among the rocks. Not a bad way to fill in time for an unplanned trip, and we did remember to go and pick up our son.

14 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

3 in a row :) wonderful pics!

HansHB said...

Great serie of photos!
Happy WBW to you!

Gary said...

Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew said...

Many thanks for sharing your wonderful images..

eileeninmd said...

Nice timing for the Egret to show up before you left. Wonderful birds and photos.

Carole M. said...

Haven't seen that Eastern Reef Egret before, so thanks for sharing with us. A lovely trio of Little Black Cormorants making me think of three wise men

mick said...

Great photos. You certainly were in the right place at the right time in that visit down there.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

NatureStop said...

Nice images.Have a great day!

fjÀllripan said...

Great photos of the beautiful birds!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I enjoyed each of these images very much!

Pat said...

Lovely birds in a beautiful setting! Great shots!

Springman said...

Great show!
;-)WBW!

Larry said...

Great shots of a bird that is new to me Neil. An Eastern Reef Egret. Very interesting and a cool bird!