This time, on my latest visit to Balyang Sanctuary, there were some new faces on the patch. It wasn’t the best time of day to be birding; most of the waterbirds here were asleep or at least resting. They were all inactive.
There was a pair of Royal Spoonbills (Platalea regia) one of which was sleeping. Until it became aware of me, that is.
As it preened, this Royal Spoonbill’s mate was resting
As I snapped away, it decided it better be more alert
On my last visit here, the Australian Pelicans were conspicuous by their absence. I don’t ever recall not seeing any Pelicans at Balyang Sanctuary. On this visit though, I am pleased to report they were back.
Australian Pelican preening
Australian Pelican Reflection
This White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) made good use of the nesting box supplied by the Workers for Wetlands who do a fantastic job looking after our birds and wetlands.
A Preening White-faced Heron,
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