Monday, August 15, 2022

Herons

Herons

Herons of Singapore

A7R4. in APS-C mode

FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G

190XPROB/GHFG1

 

 

Grey Heron

The most common and large heron in Singapore, and can be nicely photographed due to its size. Head and neck mostly white with diagnostic black cap and nape plumes. Foreneck finely speckled black. Back and the wings grey. Breeding adults develope a bring pinkish-orange bill. Young birds have dark, instead of black, crown and are largely grey on the neck.

A7R2, f8 1/500. @500mm, ISO 800, Full Frame, Satay by the Bay Lily Pond, 4 Aug 2019

 

A6400, f8 1/800. @448mm, ISO 800, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 18 Jan 2021

 

A7R2, f9 1/500. @345mm, FE 100-400/4.5-5.6 GM, Full Frame, ISO 320, Satay by the Bay, 5 Jan 2019

 

A6400, f8 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 3200, 29 Aug 2021.

 

A7R2, f6.3 1/2000. @600mm, APS_C mode, ISO 800, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 22 Aug 2020

 

A6400, f9 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 800, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, Eagle Point, 19 Sept 2020

 

 

 

 

Purple Heron

A large heron with chestnut-brown neck, two black lines running down the side of the neck. Black cap, with nape plumes. Upperparts mostly grey, with maroon belly and flanks. In flight, maroon underwings differentiate it from other herons. Young birds are light brown and lack the neck markings of adults.

Adult, f8 1/800. @600mm, ISO 800, Bishan AMK Park Pond Garden, 9 Apr 2022

 

Juvenile, A6400, f9 1/2000. @496mm, ISO 500, Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park, Pond Garden, 5 Nov 2020

 

A6400, f9 1/2000. @306mm, ISO 800, Bishan AMK Park Pond Garden, 5 Nov 2020

 

A6400, f8 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 800, Bishan AMK Park Pond Garden, 5 Nov 2020

 

A6400, f8 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 800, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 10 Nov 2019

 

Great-billed Heron

The largest in Singapore. Entirely dusky grey with pale grey plumes on scapulars, lower foreneck and breast. Facial skin dull yellow. In flight, uniformly dark underwings. 

A6400, f6.3 1/800. @565mm, ISO 1600, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Platform 2, 4 Oct 2020

 

A6400, f6.3 1/640. @600mm, ISO 1600, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Platform 2, 4 Oct 2020

 

A6400, f6.3 1/800. @459mm, ISO 1600, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Platform 2, 4 Oct 2020

 

A6400, f6.3 1/640. @376mm, ISO 1600, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Platform 2, 4 Oct 2020

 

f7.1 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 2500, Eagle Point, 1 Jan 2022

 

 

 

 

Striated Heron

A common small slate-grey heron with black crown and long nape plumes. Uppersides tinged greenish, with pale fringes to wing feathers. Throat and upeer breast white, with prominent black moustachial stripe. Underparts pale grey. Facial skin greenish yellow. Bill is black with yellow base to lower mandible. Legs and feet yellowish orange. Juveniles browner.

A7R2, f9 1/200. @493mm, full frame, ISO 400, Jurong Lake Garden, Fusion Spoon, 11 Jan 2021

 

A6400, f8 1/2000  @600mm, ISO 640, Eagle Point, 26 Jan 2020

 

A6400, f8 1/2000.  @600mm, ISO 800, Eagle Point, 19 Sept 2020

 

f8 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 800, Eagle Point, 10 Apr 2022

 

A6400, f6.3 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 1250, Eagle Point, 26 Jan 2020

 

Juvenile, A7R2, f8 1/500  ISO 160, Nikkor 600/5.6 ED-IF AIS

Berlebach Report 8013/Erde-3065 Ball, 4 Jun 2017

 

 

 

Black-crowned Night Heron

A stocky red-eyed heron with black head, mantle and scapulars, contrasting with mostly pale grey plumage. Bill is black and lores greyish blue. Feet and legs are yellow, becoming reddish during breeding season. Juveniles are brownish overall with white spotting on wings and brown streaking on head and breast

A7R1, f5.6/8 1/320. ISO 800, 300/4 Tele-Tessar T*, full frame, Jurong Bird Park, 17 Dec 2015

 

A7R2, f6.3 1/500. @463mm, Full Frame, ISO 800, Satay by the Bay, 20 July 2019

 

A7R2, f8 1/500. @600mm, APS-C mode, ISO 800, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 22 Aug 2020

Juvenile

 

 

 

Javan Pond Heron

A small, stocky and short-necked heron. Non-breeding birds, which are most often seen, are streaked brown on head, neck and breast, with brown upperparts and white wings, and are almost impossible to tell apart from non-breeding Javan adn Indian Pond Herons. Early-arriving or late-departing birds maybe in diagnostic breeding plumages, chestnut-maroon on head, neck and breast.

f8 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 800, Marina East Drive, 14 Feb 2022

 

f8 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 800, Marina East Drive, 14 Feb 2022

 

 

 

Chinese Pond Heron

A small, stocky and short-necked heron. Non-breeding birds, which are most often seen, are streaked brown on head, neck and breast, with brown upperparts and white wings, and are nearly impossible to tell apart from non-breeding Javan and Indian Pond Herons. Early-arriving or late-departing birds may be in diagnostic breeding plumages, chestnut-maroon on head, neck and breast.

Non-breeding, A6400, f9 1/640. @600mm, ISO 800, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, Satay by the Bay Lily Pond, 19 Feb 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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