HERONS, IBIS, SPOONBILL

Bittern   Botaurus stellaris.
Skala Kallonis pool, Lesvos. April 2015 4

Little Bittern   Ixobrychus minutus.
I like this shot - of course it's a lousy portrait, but it gives the essential character of Little Bitterns - they are damned good at hiding.   Aspro Pool, Cyprus. April 2012 3

Night Heron   Nycticorax nycticorax.
Asprokremnos Pool, Cyprus. April 2011 3

Cattle Egret   Bubulcus ibis.
Laguna de Fuente de Piedra. November 2011 3

Cattle Egret   Bubulcus ibis.
With a centipede, probably Scolopendra cingulatus,   Phasouri reedbeds, Cyprus. April 2012 3

Cattle Egret   Bubulcus ibis.
Albufeira, Mallorca. June 2009 2

Squacco heron   Ardeola ralloides.
Tsiknias River, Lesvos. April 2015 4

Squacco heron   Ardeola ralloides.
Tsiknias River, Lesvos. April 2015 4

Little Egret   Egretta garzetta.
Gorriones Beach, Fuerteventura. January 2009 2

Little Egret   Egretta garzetta.
Gorriones Beach, Fuerteventura. February 2007 1

Little Egret   Egretta garzetta.
Gorriones Beach, Fuerteventura. January 2009 2

Little Egret   Egretta garzetta.
Gorriones Beach, Fuerteventura. February 2007 1

Great (White) Egret   Casmerodius albus.
Kalloni saltpans, Lesvos. April 2015 4

Grey Heron   Ardea cinera.
Guadalhorce, Andalucia. November 2011 3

Grey Heron   Ardea cinera.
Guadalhorce, Andalucia. November 2011 3

Purple Heron   Ardea purpurea.
Albufeira, Mallorca. June 2009 2

Purple Heron   Ardea purpurea.
Albufeira, Mallorca. June 2009 2

Glossy Ibis   Plegadis falcinellus,
Phasouri reedbeds, Cyprus. April 2012 3

Glossy Ibis   Plegadis falcinellus,
Phasouri reedbeds, Cyprus. April 2012 3

Glossy Ibis   Plegadis falcinellus,
Tsiknias River, Lesvos. April 2015 4

Glossy Ibis   Plegadis falcinellus,
Skala Kallonis pool, Lesvos. April 2015 4

Spoonbill   Platalea leucorodea.
Gorriones Beach, Fuerteventura. February 2007 1

Spoonbill   Platalea leucorodea.
Gorriones Beach, Fuerteventura. January 2011 3

Spoonbill   Platalea leucorodea.
Gorriones Beach, Fuerteventura. January 2009 2

1Canon EOS 400D, 100-400 IS USM lens
2Canon EOS 50D, 100-400 IS USM lens.
3Canon EOS 7D, 500mm IS USM lens + 1.4 extender 4Canon EOS 7D MkII, 300mm IS USM lens + 2 extender.