Since most of my birdwatching walks are in the morning, I don't expect to find any nocturnal birds in my way. So I was pretty lucky to see this bird - Nankeen night heron - at Herdsman Lake. The bird feeds at night.
The photos were taken on 19/9/09. The bird is about 1-1.5 feet in height. It was standing quietly at the water's edge, probably a little dazed or confused in bright daylight (?) Anyway it was cooperative enough to let me take a few good shots of it. I have never seen another Nankeen night heron at Herdsman Lake since.
Birds in Backyards - Nankeen night heron