At last!!!! by sdutoit

At last!!!!

Swartkopreier/Heron

Alternative Names:
English (Rob 7): Black-headed Heron
Afrikaans: Swartkopreier
German: Schwarzkopfreiher
French: Héron mélanocéphale
Indigenous: uNokilonki(Z),Isikhwalimanzi(X),Ebo(K),Kokolofitoe(SS),Kôkôlôhutwê(Tw),
Scientific Explained:
ardea: Latin, a heron.
melanocephala: Greek melas, black; kephal(, the head.
More information- Pixlab.co.za Sportphoto.co.za

For more than 2 months I did get a signature of "somebody" visiting my front door at night time. HUGE white marks. I tried to see who the visitor was. No luck, till today. The photo was taken through a window. There he was sitting on the top of a pine/Xmas tree. Owning the place. If I had to go outside with crutches he would be there no more. Why he chose my place I do not know. We do not live near water. Ok next....how do I find him a new sleeping place. I already fixed spikes on parts where he use to sit at night. It is a costly project. The only other thing that help is hanging cd's on a iron frame. This I do not want to continue because it looks like a "disco" outside with all the cd's shining in the sun.....
How wonderful to finally see this beauty! Good luck with that disco
;-P
September 20th, 2020  
@aikiuser Ha ha disco no more.....I must find a new home. The tree he is sitting in more than 4 meters high. He must have a good view.
September 20th, 2020  
Good to solve the mystery. Sometimes you just have to put up with the little presents to enjoy the presence.
September 20th, 2020  
Great capture
September 20th, 2020  
Such a fabulous shot Sylvia, pity anout the mess though. Hope you can resolve the issue 😉
September 20th, 2020  
He is a beauty even if he is messy.....
September 20th, 2020  
Nice shot.
September 20th, 2020  
A wonderful composition and the frame is perfect! fav
September 20th, 2020  
Terrific find and a super shot of this gorgeous bird.
September 20th, 2020  
Fav.
September 20th, 2020  
Wonderful capture. Fav!
September 20th, 2020  
Gorgeous shot. I can imagine he leaves you quite large presents! I'm glad you've solved the mystery. Fav.
September 20th, 2020  
So majestic! Fav
September 20th, 2020  
Awesome capture... Shame it's come at a price
September 20th, 2020  
Gorgeous capture of this heron! FAV! May I pin?
September 20th, 2020  
Super capture fav!
September 20th, 2020  
September 20th, 2020  
Nice bird neat shot.

September 20th, 2020  
Very majestic and regal pose! Well done!
September 20th, 2020  
Beautiful capture, fav
September 20th, 2020  
A super shot of this beautiful bird - fav!

Ian
September 20th, 2020  
Bep
Fabulous capture of the zwartkopreiger!
September 20th, 2020  
@sdutoit Pinned - thank you!
September 20th, 2020  
I like the Schwarzkopfreiher. beauty before mess. hope you find somehow to fix it. can you put a shoe matte on the spot. easy to lift and rinse off. fav.
September 20th, 2020  
I am sure he was an aggravation to you but I looked up what a heron can symbolize at this site https://mysticurious.com/what-does-heron-symbolize and see that most of that applies to you! Therefore I am certain that he chose your place because of all of those characteristics. This is a superb photo of him, Sylvia
September 20th, 2020  
Stunning shot, that is a cool looking Heron, love his looks!
September 20th, 2020  
Good capture
September 20th, 2020  
Magnificent bird!
September 20th, 2020  
Great capture
September 20th, 2020  
beautifully done
September 20th, 2020  
Fabulous capture!
September 20th, 2020  
What a superb capture!
September 20th, 2020  
Een prachtige opname van deze mooie vogel. Fav.
September 20th, 2020  
@grammyn All I can say is Thank you for the info. This is why 365 means such a lot to me. We learn all the way and build friendships miles apart. I realy appreciate this a lot and will share with my children in the UK as well.
September 21st, 2020  
wow very impressive
September 21st, 2020  
@sdutoit I feel the same way
September 21st, 2020  
It is 1.35 am here. Suppose to sleep.....If you can't what better thing to do? Look at 365 photos. Will be sleep time at your place soon. Enjoy a good nights rest.
September 21st, 2020  
I am in love with this photo, so beautiful .....
September 21st, 2020  
Wow gorgeous shot!
September 21st, 2020  
Terrific photo!
September 21st, 2020  
Terrific capture, Sylvia. Fav!
September 21st, 2020  
great capture, good presentation – fav
September 21st, 2020  
so nice a portrait, looks so big!!
September 21st, 2020  
absolutely fantastic!! just awesome
September 21st, 2020  
Great picture!
September 21st, 2020  
Spectacular image. Very nice shot.
September 21st, 2020  
Beautiful bird! It is very difficult to persuade them to find a new home. We had the same trouble with pigeons building a nest above our front door. I called a professional and they suggested putting spikes all over our roof for $$$$. We did not do it. Good luck!
September 21st, 2020  
@gardenfolk ha ha just checked. Got my signature this morning.
September 21st, 2020  
A wonderful capture.
September 21st, 2020  
@sdutoit Oopsie! Sounds like you are the chosen one. Maybe there are suggestions on the internet or a bird behavior expert for guidance?
September 21st, 2020  
@gardenfolk I am not going to spend more on spikes at this stage. I will be moving to town soon. Hope he brings me lots of luck before I leave. Ha ha and some photos to. We do not see him during daytime. Suppose he only sleeps here.
September 21st, 2020  
@sdutoit Don’t spend a dime. I thought you could find some free advice. But luckily, you will be moving anyway. Keep your camera on “ready”.
September 21st, 2020  
@gardenfolk Thanks I will try and keep my camera ready.
September 21st, 2020  
Elegant pose
September 21st, 2020  
Wonderful capture and he gives the impression that he owns the place. Fav
September 21st, 2020  
what a beautiful photo and what a beautiful bird, it has a truly royal pose, hope you can solve this boring problem
September 21st, 2020  
Brilliant...Fav
September 21st, 2020  
Super shot, fav
September 21st, 2020  
@sdutoit die Pragtige rooi blomme.” zijn : Phlox.
September 21st, 2020  
He looks very elegant even if he is messy.
September 21st, 2020  
Beautiful! Looks like he was posing for you. Sorry about the mess, but sometimes it's worth it!
September 21st, 2020  
great capture of such a graceful bird
September 22nd, 2020  
sweet capture ...
September 22nd, 2020  
Great shot!
September 22nd, 2020  
very elegant bird
September 22nd, 2020  
magnificent capture of this bird
fav
Yes, they can be pests, they used my fish pond as their private reserve.
September 22nd, 2020  
@ninaganci That is bad. Any tip on how to get them to move?
September 23rd, 2020  
Beautiful shot! Looks like he is posing for you!
September 23rd, 2020  
Great capture
September 24th, 2020  
Fabulous!!
September 24th, 2020  
Love the way this is done!
September 24th, 2020  
What a beautiful capture of this beautiful hero - love your framing. Fav.
September 24th, 2020  
Congrats to you on the top twenty this week, Sylvia! :)
September 26th, 2020  
Congratulations on TT!
September 26th, 2020  
@vesna0210 Thanks.
September 26th, 2020  
WOW! Absolutely beautiful capture! I'm glad you finally solved the mystery.
September 27th, 2020  
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