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Thursday, 9 December 2010

Night Heron Hair Styling: Can you see the join?

Night Herons are normally nocturnal and rest in trees or bushes during the day. But in winter, we often see them during the day in Hong Kong. Since they prefer to hunt in shallow water, it is possible that they may have to fish in the river whenever the tide is low, day or night.
    The Night Herons usually stand still at the edge of the river waiting to ambush prey. Their patience is extraordinary and sometimes the wait can last for up to an hour.

While hunting, the Night Herons are very focused. 

A few days ago,  I was able to get close to a hunting Night Heron who was too concentrated to notice my presence.  This encounter gave me the first ever opportunity to admire the interesting hair style of this beautiful bird.  

Its hair was so neatly "styled" that not even one hair was out of place!  It seemed too perfect to be real! 

I wish it could tell me what brand of hair gel it used.


Chris said...

Fantastic post! These portraits are gorgeous! Nice hear style thought ;-)

Joop Zand said...

Wow....these pictures are really great...lovely sharpnes and colors.

Greetings, Joop

Jen Sanford said...

You are so lucky to have gotten so close to one of these guys! Your photos are superb.

Janny said...

Wow SUPER picture's from the Bird
My compliment's
Greeting Janny

Sam and Lisa said...

Outstanding, a night heron would be very rare visitor for us, excellent images.

Dominic Gendron said...

Love thise bird and your images are very nice ;)

FAB said...

Extraordinary images. How lucky to get so close to this species. FAB.

Arnoya Ari said...

It is good to see different kinds of birds and the biodiversity which exists there.

Anonymous said...

Very nice closeup shots that shows a lot of details in the head and eye.


they use cod liver oil gel, the reason why its perfect is they are feathers not strands of hair,
this bird in Egypt roosts with other species of herons at night. and rarely hunts after dark,your bird does not have the white strand of feathers on the head either'