044/365 Purple Heron


Image 044 is of a Purple Heron bringing in a large branch to its nest.  You will often find that species that are rare to photograph in the UK are very common abroad and it is these situations that I make the most of.  On the golf course from yesterdays post, there was a lake with an island in the middle.  On the island there was a henronry being occupied by at least 5 species of heron and egret, with the Purple Heron and Little Egret being the most abundant. It was just a matter of figuring out the best location for the sunrise and waiting for the adults to start becoming active.

Purple Heron, Ardea purperea, Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia, April, 2010>
Canon 1d MkIV with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS lens.