Cattle Egret (Ardea ibis) partial breeding

Photo of Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

This bird seems to be partly in breeding mode - the facial colours have changed from a non-breeding adult, but it does not have the ginger colours and breeding plumes yet.

File Name: 2005-11-20_4631   Date/Time: 2005-11-20 09:59:01
Location: Ululah Lagoon / Anzac Park, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
Camera Make: PENTAX Corporation   Camera Model: PENTAX *ist DS
Settings: 300mm lens, f/16, 1/180sec, ISO 200, Compulsory Flash