Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta), this tall and graceful water bird was photographed on Parramatta river in January 2013. Note the breeding plumage, and the lores that are bright turquoise coloured during the breeding season. Compared this with the non-breeding plumage photos ,  taken from sometime ago.
Eastern Great Egret showing breeding plumage. I was lucky once, to photograph this display after multiple failed attempts.
Eastern great egret going about his daily feeding routine.
Canon EOS 5Dmk3
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens
My Australian Birds List