Frosty

Frosty

Winter has arrived with beautiful clear skies and resulting cold temperatures. The picture was taken yesterday along Great North Road, near Oakley Creek. This white-faced heron was uncharacteristically tolerant and let me approach, while all along ensuring a safe distance was maintained. Most of the time they just take off. In the picture below we had more or less swapped position as we moved around in circles.

White-faced Heron in the Morning Sun

White-faced Heron in the Morning Sun