9 comments on “Exploring Oatley Park Reserve Part 3

    • Yes Donna, they are quite spectacular birds to see as a flock, and their unique call always draws much attention. They are larger than the sulphur-crested cockatoo, but not as commonly seen. I agree about the Striated Heron, they look so serious and determined, that yellow eye has amazing visual properties, which along with its lightning speed, and long neck able it to retrieve its prey from the water in less than half a second.

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  1. Beautiful post, Ashley! Great pictures of all your birds , and I noticed the Striated Heron is very much like our Green Heron. They are very shy too and difficult to capture. The pictures of the owl in his home were marvellous 🙂

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    • Thanks Tiny, Yes I too have noticed the similarity with your green heron, I was so delighted that he did not see me filming as he was in the sunlight ans I was in the shade. Several other birders including myself are hoping that the Boobook will breed soon, though we are not sure that it has a partner as yet, they will only come together to mate and have their babies.Have a wonderful weekend Tiny, and cherish your memories of home. It was lovely to have insight into your home world:-)

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  2. Wonderful post Ashley. I thought you might be having us on with the spotted pardalote in the gum tree, it took me ages to see it! And great videos of the striated heron. I’ve seen this bird once before in wetands, but it mostly just stood still, so it was interesting to watch your videos and see one in action fishing for food.

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    • Thanks Sue, it just goes to show why so many people have never seen or heard of the Pardalotes. We mention them to our friends and they have never heard or seen of them. Yes, the Striated Heron has become a regular occurrence in Oatley Park, and I do get good footage from him and sometimes the more immature.

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    • Thanks Kathy, they are small and so invisible when viewed from below high up in the darkness of the thick eucalypt canopy, yet so beautiful when viewed from above, which many never get to do. One of God’s little wonders:-)

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