Bird sighting information. Use this forum to report bird sightings (especially rare and unusual birds), census and field count results, and trip reports. Messages posted to this forum will also be sent as a plain text email to the BIRDING-NZ newsgroup.
- Neil Fitzgerald
- Site Admin
- Posts: 3283
- Joined: Mon May 18, 2009 10:20 am
- Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
- David Riddell
- Posts: 783
- Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:46 pm
Annette and I were at Matingarahi yesterday (just up the coast from Kaiaua) and spotted the bird below, which I suspect is the same one seen back in 2017. Definitely a very handsome individual, but clearly a white-faced heron in all other respects. We did have a bit of a hunt for it soon after it was first seen, nice to finally see it.