A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.
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Saturday, July 13, 2013
Not getting any at the moment.
This, I believe, is an Eastern Great Egret. And the post title refers not to the fact that it’s just standing motionless waiting for something to catch in the shallows of Lamb Island, but to its yellow bill. According to here, the colour of the bill indicates that it’s not currently in breeding mode. When it gets interested in getting lucky, the bill will darken to black – something of a giveaway in egret dating circles, I’d have thought, but elegantly simpler (and arguably classier) than most of the availability indicators that humans adopt.