Invested in a set of Jacques Cousteau documetaries of a trip or trips through the Pacific in the 1980's. I've only had a chance to watch the programs filmed in New Zealand. The second episode ends with a visit to the Waitangi Roto Nature Reserve and footage of the reserve's white herons. I didn't even know herons came in white.
White herons, known as kotoku (Maori word, I believe) displaying
And a pair with their two chicks. The reserve is located on the South Island just above the southwest corner of the island. Absolutely fantastic. More information, and pictures, can be found at this site.http://www.tourism.net.nz/new-zealand/tours/nature-tours/west-coast/white-heron-sanctuary-tours/